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The Art of Restoration: Redwood Creek Vegetation Crew creates botanical illustrations while fighting invasive weeds

Members of the Redwood Creek Vegetation Crew are specially attuned to the vibrant life that surrounds them while caring for the watershed. Experience their discoveries through a hand-illustrated field guide to the flora and fauna of Redwood Creek. more >>


December 2018 | Leave a comment

Partnership between public libraries, public parklands leaps forward in 2018

Park Rangers pose ahead of a talk at the SFMOMA Public Knowledge Library in summer 2018.

Our already popular partnership with the San Francisco Public Library went to new heights in 2018. We saw a 24 percent increase in Summer Stride participation and 46 percent increase in ranger program participation! more >>


November 2018 | Leave a comment

Final Alcatraz reunion: From escape attempts to Santa, the best stories shared about life on the Rock

Former guard Jim Albright at the final Alcatraz reunion

Several former guards and other Alcatraz residents embodied the living history of the island at the last formal reunion of the Alcatraz Alumni Association. The association faces dwindling numbers, and this was the last of many formal gatherings on the Rock. But the stories of Alcatraz residents will still be told in several different forms. more >>


September 2018 | Leave a comment

'This is your land': Special naturalization ceremony at Crissy Field connects young people to parks, public spaces

Young people participate in a special citizenship ceremony at Crissy Field on August 17, 2018. The ceremony honored 32 new U.S. citizens, who received proof of citizenship along with a copy of

In a special ceremony at Crissy Field, 32 young people were honored as new U.S. citizens and the next generation of public lands and public library users. They heard from Dave Eggers, who said “this country’s greatness depends on you,” and viewed the nearby StoryWalk featuring Eggers’ “Her Right Foot.” more >>


August 2018 | Leave a comment

Former Alcatraz guards, others to gather for last formal reunion

Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi and other alumni participate in a reunion on the island in 2015.

A chapter of San Francisco history will come to a close on Sunday, August 12 on Alcatraz Island. Members of the Alcatraz Alumni Association will gather for the final official reunion on the Rock. But their stories will continue to be told. more >>


August 2018 | Leave a comment

Stunning new Ocean Beach Image Joins Roster of Iconic Golden Gate National Parks Prints

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Be among the first to own the newest iconic Golden Gate National Parks image, as Ocean Beach gets the Michael Schwab design treatment. The image is the 21st in the series, and highlights the serene waves and coastal colors of the popular spot. more >>


August 2018 | Leave a comment

The Roving Ranger Turns Five!

The Roving Ranger turns Five!

The Roving Ranger--the mobile outreach truck for the Golden Gate National Parks--is turning five. Read on to look at the highlights since 2013. more >>


July 2018 | Leave a comment

Life, Liberty, and Libraries: Our Summer Literary Lineup

Public lands and public libraries: A dynamic duo partnering for the enjoyment of all communities! This summer, feed your sense of adventure at free and fun activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including the fourth edition of our StoryWalksⓇ series on Crissy Field, reading programs, ranger talks, park shuttles, and more. more >>


June 2018 | Leave a comment

The Power of Community: How Our Volunteers Left One Intern in Awe

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To commemorate Volunteer Appreciation Day at Golden Gate, multimedia intern Lauren Gee made a video about why volunteers choose to donate their time in the parks. Lauren noticed one thing in common with everyone she interviewed: Undeniable joy as they opened up to her about their volunteer experiences. more >>


May 2018 | Leave a comment

Our (Not-So) Secret Recipe for Making National Park-Quality Soil

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On a crisp morning in April, the Parks Conservancy and the Presidio Trust made in a 46-cubic yards of soil, enough to feed tens of thousands of native plants throughout the parks. The “recipe” and procedure behind this many-handed effort is a must-read for any dirt devotee. more >>


May 2018 | Leave a comment

 

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