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Native Plants for the Not-So-Hallmark Holiday

Bleeding Heart - Geral and Buff Corsi, photo by California Academy of Sciences

Valentine’s Day not exactly your favorite holiday? Just for you incurable curmudgeons—here’s a bouquet of plants with some less-than-romantic names that you certainly won’t be hearing about in any love sonnet. more >>


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Community Group Programs: More Reach, More Impact, More Fitness

Crissy Field Center

In 2014 at the Crissy Field Center, a National Park Service-supported program will provide more opportunities for kids to visit Alcatraz, a new program will give youth-group leaders the tools they need to lead park trips, and Summer Camp will get in shape with a Fitness Consultant! more >>


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Change Makers Report Highlights Five Years of Institute Success

Change Makers

On the heels of a productive 2013, the Institute at the Golden Gate has released Change Makers, a report summarizing the Institute’s five years of leveraging parks as places to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. more >>


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Muir Beach: A (Parking) Lot Has Happened!

Muir Beach

Redwood Creek, which starts on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais and empties into the Pacific Ocean, has now been restored to its natural floodplain at Muir Beach. It’s time to see the major improvements to the landscape—and visitor amenities. more >>


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Hope for Oakwood Valley: Project Uncovers Young Oak, Bay Trees

volunteers planting

Threatened by Sudden Oak Death, wildfire, and the proliferation of invasive species, the oak and bay trees of Oakwood Valley face a tenuous future. But a recently completed stewardship project gives us reason for hope—and a way to help. more >>


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Our 13 Favorite Photos from 2013

Young volunteer

Stirring. Stunning. Surprising. Beguiling. These words describe our Golden Gate National Parks—and 13 unforgettable photographs that capture the essence of these parklands and the people who steward them. See the best images from 2013, handpicked by your E-ventures editors. more >>


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Fielding Suggestions: Share Your Feedback on Refreshing Crissy

Roving Ranger

Crissy Field—San Francisco’s beloved front yard and one of the Conservancy’s signature projects—continues to evolve as a visitor destination. As we assess its uses and evaluate maintenance needs, we’d love to hear your ideas on improving this shoreline park. more >>


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Coot Boon on Rodeo Lagoon!

American Coots (Ingrid Taylor)

One of the things winter visitors in the Marin Headlands might notice is the abundance of waterfowl at Rodeo Lagoon. Most people brush the birds off as just “ducks,” but a closer look reveals a far more complex avian world. more >>


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Did Jute Know? Fun Facts about a Formidable Fabric

Working on jute (Monica Stafford)

As you stand in the new parking lot at Muir Beach, you may notice the expanse of tan fabric covering the restored floodplain. What is this strange, straw-looking material? The simple answer is jute fabric—but what exactly is it? more >>


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2013: A Key Year to Unlocking the Power of Parks

Fort Baker

We’re thrilled to report that 2013 may have been the most successful year yet for the Institute at the Golden Gate. Look back on a remarkable year of influential reports, national convenings, and impactful pilot programs tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges. more >>


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