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Nine Tips for Improving Your National Park Photography

Photography Tips

A photo is the picture-perfect keepsake from your adventure in the Golden Gate National Parks. Our three staff photographers share their best tips for being a better shutterbug while out in your coastal parklands. more >>


May 2018 | Leave a comment

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

Volunteering Outdoors

To commemorate Volunteer Appreciation Day in April, multimedia intern Lauren Gee made a video about why volunteers choose to donate their time in the Golden Gate National Parks. Person after person, interview after interview; Lauren noticed one thing that everyone had in common: Undeniable joy behind the eyes as they opened up about their volunteer experiences. more >>


May 2018 | Leave a comment

Spring 2018 Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Spring 2018 Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Good times and chill vibes are blooming all across the Golden Gate National Parks, with fun volunteer activities, wildflower season, picnic days, and an epic park party for a great cause. Spring ahead and discover the scenic and sensational events in the next couple of months! more >>


April 2018 | Leave a comment

Dipsea Hike Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Trailblazing Run for Women’s Athletics

Dipsea Hike Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Trailblazing Run for Women’s Athletics

One hundred years ago, a historic “hike” from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach marked a major breakthrough for women’s cross-country running. The Parks Conservancy and One Tam are proud to support a community commemoration of the Women’s Dipsea Hike on April 21. more >>


April 2018 | Leave a comment

Have Eyes Like a Hawk? 'Fly' Like an Eagle? Discover Your Raptor 'Patronus!'

Discover Your Raptor 'Spirit Animal!'

Myers and Briggs? Meet Swainson’s and Cooper’s! Match your personality type with your bird-of-prey doppelgänger—and then find out how you can potentially spot your feathered friend while volunteering for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory during the upcoming fall migration. more >>


April 2018 | Leave a comment

The Journey Continues: Reflections by Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Over 30 years ago, I was struck by the magic of the national parklands at the Golden Gate. Here, on the doorstep of millions of people, were places of timeless beauty, deep history, and natural bounty. Few urban areas had such good fortune. I was honored to be selected as the first executive director of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (then the Parks Association). I began with big dreams, four staff members, and a handful of supporters. more >>


March 2018 | Leave a comment

‘Caring, Sharing, and Connecting’: Q&A with Laura Joss

Laura Joss

Since she started work as the new superintendent at Golden Gate in November, Laura Joss has been busy getting to know the 80,000 acres of these parks. In an exclusive interview with Park Eventures, Laura talks about her favorite national park sites—and the mission that inspires her. more >>


March 2018 | Leave a comment

Tech ‘Hackathon’ Innovates Solutions to Park Maintenance

Parks & Tech Challenge

On Feb. 10-11, technologists, business leaders, sustainability experts met with former National Park Service staff to brainstorm innovative ways that technology could address the park maintenance backlog and improve the experience of staff and visitors alike in our national parks. more >>


March 2018 | Leave a comment

Call it a Comeback: Nursery Staff, Techs Return Endangered Plants to the Presidio

Franciscan manzanita

A new year brings a new start for an extraordinary plant once thought to be extinct. Learn how our Presidio Native Plant Nursery is helping to re-establish the Franciscan manzanita—and its close relative the Raven’s manzanita—in your national park. more >>


February 2018 | Leave a comment

Testing the Water: Sutro Baths Case Set Precedent for Civil Rights Laws

Sutro Baths Case

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has legal roots that can be traced to Sutro Baths, an architectural marvel that is now a picturesque ruin in our national park. In 1897, John Harris was denied entry to the baths…and the legacy of his lawsuit lives to this day. more >>


February 2018 | Leave a comment

 

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