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Native Plant Nurseries Build Bridges of Natural Habitat

Native Plant Nurseries Build

Our six native plant nurseries, spanning from Marin to San Mateo, have the amazing role and privilege of growing natives for the many restoration projects in the Golden Gate National Parks. As we celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge in May, learn how native plants “bridge” the myriad habitats of these national parklands. more >>


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The Big Importance of Small Woody Debris

The Big Importance of Small Woody Debris

Volunteers with Marin’s Park Stewardship team have been gathering together branches and sticks, lashing them together, and dumping them in Redwood Creek. Some strange ritualistic behavior? Or evidence of restoration science at work? Find out by reading on. more >>


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Move that Fence: Presidio Trail Upgrades Opening Soon

Golden Gate Overlook

After almost one year, the detour signs and k-rails are starting to disappear from the west side of the Presidio along Lincoln Boulevard. New overlooks, new trail segments, dedicated bike lanes, and other much-anticipated improvements will be unveiled in the next month. Read on for a sneak peek at these exciting projects! more >>


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Point Bonita Bridge is Open!

Point Bonita Bridge is Open

After six months of construction and closure to the public, the new suspension bridge is complete, Point Bonita Lighthouse is open and Park Volunteers are eager to give you a guided tour of this magnificent site. more >>


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Lands End Visitor Center Opening in April

Statue at Lands End Lookout

After years of anticipation, a brand-new visitor center is opening at Lands End! Coming in late April, the Lookout features exciting exhibits on nature and history, a café, and park store. Read on for details about this beautiful visitor center—and how you can attend the grand opening. more >>


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"Park Pursuit" Enlivens Earth Stroll

Earth Stroll (Tung Chee)

Celebrate a healthy planet—and a healthy you—at Earth Stroll at Crissy Field on April 21. Produced by the Crissy Field Center and the Presidio Community YMCA, this Earth Day-themed event is fun for the whole family. Read on for details about this year’s exciting new activity: Park Pursuit! more >>


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Bank Swallows of Fort Funston

Bank Swallows of Fort Funston

For hundreds of thousands of years, the coastal bluffs at Fort Funston have faced off against the Pacific Ocean, prevailing winds cleaving off inches of sandstone each winter. And each spring, hundreds of Bank Swallows (five-inch, globe-trotting bug-traps with wings) return to these cliffs to carve out nesting holes. more >>


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International Park Leaders Learn From Golden Gate

International Park Leaders Learn from Golden Gate

In April, the Institute at the Golden Gate and Golden Gate National Parks will welcome the third National Parks Institute (NPI) Executive Leadership Seminar to Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker. Park leaders from across the globe will come together to learn and share business management best practices to bring home to their parks. more >>


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The Hunt for Bulbs in Redwood Creek Watershed

Plant Bulb

The Spring Equinox is almost upon us and it’s the time of year when we all wait for the rains to get the wildflower show started. At the Redwood Creek Nursery, though, we are collecting something a little different this year. more >>


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Fifteen Years and Growing Strong: Oceana High School Native Plant Nursery and Garden Project

Oceana Nursery Program

For 15 years, students at Oceana High School have been growing plants on campus for restoration projects in the parks. See what they have accomplished at this sixth Parks Conservancy native plant nursery—and learn how they took the initiative to expand their green oasis. more >>


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