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Help Name a Shady New Building

09 Help Name a Shady New Building

The Presidio Native Plant Nursery—one of six nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks—will soon open a long-awaited structure: a new 72’ by 110’ shadehouse!

A shadehouse is a structure used to house tender plants coming out of a greenhouse, as a way to harden them off and get them ready... more >>


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Four Must-Reads for Innovation and Insight

09 Four Must Reads for Innovation and Insight

As the official summer season draws to a close and the Institute at the Golden Gate moves into its next phase of programming, the team at the Institute is reading a number of great sources for inspiration and insight. Here are some recommended titles from a few of our team members... more >>


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RYC Rollin': Part 3

Restoration Youth Crew (Mason Cummings)

2:03 pm: Stress release—and all other motivating factors—are waning. One hour into the afternoon session, the crew members are slowing considerably; some are leaning on their weed wrenches, some are sitting on the grass; some are declaring their need for naptime. “I’m having an existential crisis! What am I doing... more >>


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RYC Rollin': Part 2

Restoration Youth Crew member (Mason Cummings)

11:05 am: After a brief but intense climb, Price brings the caravan to a rest stop as he points out Angel Island in the Bay, and Mount Tamalpais looming before them. Along the way to the restoration site, a hillside... more >>


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RYC Rollin': A Day with the Restoration Youth Crew

Restoration Youth Crew (Mason Cummings)

The surfer. The artist. The Boy Scout. The nature lover. The self-described “girly girl.” These aren’t stereotypical characters stenciled into a new reality TV show. They’re some of the fascinating—and fantastic—high school students who were a part of this summer’s Restoration Youth Crew (RYC). Facilitated by the Conservancy’s Park Stewardship... more >>


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It's "Awww"gust: Baby Season in the Parks

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With cute baby animals out and about, now’s a great time to explore your Golden National Parks. View this slideshow of some of the parks’ budding young stars, and then gather up your own little ones for an “awww”-some park adventure.

You can also view more photos of our parks (and... more >>


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Here Again, Gone Again: Red-necked Phalaropes

08 Here Again, Gone Again: Red-necked Phalaropes

By Robyn Smith, GGRO Intern

For many visitors to the Marin Headlands, the main draw to Rodeo Lagoon may be a willow-lined walk to the beach, a picnic by the historic buildings of Fort Cronkhite, or a chance to watch some interesting wildlife.

In August, the east end of Rodeo Lagoon... more >>


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The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

By Liz Ponzini, Manager of Tennessee Valley Nursery

Many people visit and volunteer in different places in the Golden Gate National Parks for different reasons. If you enjoy military history, you can visit the Nike Missile Site or any number of forts and batteries. If you like watching wind surfers, you... more >>


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Take a Hike: Meander in Marin

Marin parkland

Ditch the summer fog in San Francisco for the sunny peaks of our Golden Gate National Parks in Marin County. Have some fun in the sun on this moderate eight mile hike and finish it off with a frothy pint at the local English inn! Along the way, you'll see... more >>


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Crissy Field Center Summer Camp Slideshow

08 Crissy Field Center Summer Camp Slideshow

This video slideshow was made by one of our Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) high school interns, Luciana Moreano. It highlights a sampling of the art projects, field trips, and other activities that summer camp participants experience during each two-week session.

Learn more about Crissy Field Center Summer Camps at... more >>


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