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New Hawk Hill Trail: Give Holiday Visitors the Gift of “Wow!”

Here’s a holiday gift from the park trail crew that truly everyone will enjoy: a newly finished, accessible trail segment that offers some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Bay Area—of the Golden Gate, Pacific Ocean, and Marin Headlands. more >>


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Burning Question: How Can Fire Actually Benefit an Ecosystem?

In October, the terrible wildfires in the North Bay reminded us of the destructive power of fire. But can that power actually be harnessed for the benefit of nature and landscapes? Learn more from Greg Jones, the Fire Engine Chief at Golden Gate. more >>


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Conscientious Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones (and the Parks!)

Light up your loved one’s eyes, while you enliven your parks—by supporting the Conservancy’s education and conservation programs. Here’s a holiday-season primer on our park stores—and some specially selected gifts—that will delight AND make a difference! more >>


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Discover the (Hidden) Changes of the Season in the Golden Gate National Parks

Fall Foliage

Our trees may not change even a hue and our weather may not get much chillier, but you can find hints of more “traditional” autumn phenomena in the Golden Gate National Parks. Save yourself the plane ticket to the Northeast, and find the fall in the national parks in your backyard. more >>


November 2017 | Leave a comment

9 Basic pHactoids About Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

After the successful workshop in late September focusing on ocean acidification, Maria Eller, a Climate Education Fellow at the Institute at the Golden Gate, shares the top factoids (pHactoids?) and what you can do, as an individual and a community member, to curb its rise. You almost might learn a thing or two about BayCLIC, a climate education consortium. more >>


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Interview with the Tam-pire: Bat Biologist Discusses Ongoing Study in Marin

Bats

Bats are much more than a spooky and superhero symbol: They’re a seldom-studied species that are important to the overall health of an ecosystem. In Marin County, researchers have recently started studying populations and colonies of the these nocturnal, winged animal. more >>


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Peak-ing Ahead: Glimpse into the Future (and Past) of Mt. Tam’s West Peak

Mt. Tam’s West Peak

Discover the history of the “true” peak of Mt. Tamalpais—and how to best explore this seldom-visited site. Also, learn about the Oct. 5 forum where you’ll hear a range of possibilities for its restoration and get the chance to voice your opinion. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

Growing Up: Oceana Nursery Upgrades Elevate Youth Programs

Oceana Nursery Upgrades Elevate Youth Programs

Student volunteers reap the benefits of recent upgrades across the youth-powered native-plant nursery campus at Oceana High School in Pacifica. Learn how the Parks Conservancy’s nursery and restoration program has powerfully connected young people with the national parks in their backyard. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

National Public Lands Day (9/30): Celebrating Parklands that Welcome All

Celebrating Parklands that Welcome All

In a personal essay, Parks Conservancy Board Trustee Odette Alcazaren-Keeley shares why public lands represent the best of our democracy—and how we at Golden Gate continue to strive to make national parks open, welcoming, and relevant to all. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

Fall Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Fall Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

FOMO ALERT! For the young and young at heart, the parks are full of must-see spectacles and must-do activities this autumn. Check our list of the top eight park attractions this fall, and then fire up your social media apps and get those hashtags ready. more >>


September 2017 | Leave a comment

 

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