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Ready for a Record-Breaking Planting Season!

Volunteer at work

Ready, set, go! Planting season has begun and we have more plants than ever to get into the ground before the winter rains dry up in the parks—over 200,000 seedlings and 36 pounds of seed. We need you! Learn how to lend a hand this season. more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Alligator Lizard

It was three years ago that the Franciscan manzanita was discovered along the old Doyle Drive. How is that manzanita doing in its new home? And what are the plans to re-establish a sustainable population of the plant and the other species that historically grew with it? more >>


November 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

The Importance of So Much Little White Fluff

The Importance of So Much Little White Fluff

One sure sign of “summer” in the Golden Gate National Parks is the sight of fluffy white seed blanketing hillsides. But where do these seeds come from? Where are they going? And why do we care? A Presidio seed collector takes a closer look. more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

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 75’ by 110’ shadehouse! Learn why this building is so important—and submit your ideas for what we should name it. more >>


September 2012 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

As one of the few staff working in Tennessee Valley, Liz Ponzini (manager of our Tennessee Valley Nursery) is well-acquainted with the natural wonders of the area—including the local wildlife. Read on to get the inside scoop for your next hike in this remarkable valley. more >>


August 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

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 >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

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 >>


April 2012 | Leave a comment

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 >>


April 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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