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National Trails Day: Pitch In and Get Out to Explore!

National Trails Day: Pitch In and Get Out to Explore!

Get a sneak preview of National Trails Day, coming up on June 4. Sign up for action-packed projects (including a key segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail on Milagra Ridge) and learn about some easy trails you can explore with your whole family. more >>


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Tennessee Valley Nursery Closes; Its Legacy Grows On

Tennessee Valley Nursery Closes

Established in 1987, the Tennessee Valley Nursery closed its nearly 30-year run in May. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, the facility produced thousands of plants for habitat restoration sites all across the parks. In this video, hear from some of the amazing people who made it all possible. more >>


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Explore New Worlds this Summer, From Tales to Trails

San Francisco Public Library’s summer reading/learning program

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The Secret School on Crissy Field in World War II

The Secret School on Crissy Field in World War II

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, learn the legacy of Japanese Americans who fought for their country—while their families were incarcerated by their government. And discover the unassuming building—rebuilt along Crissy Field—where they trained at a top-secret school. more >>


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Tip of the CAP: Program Has Served Nearly 25,000 Youth

Tip of the CAP: Program Has Served Nearly 25,000 Youth

Entering its milestone 10th year, Camping at the Presidio—a program based at the only campground in San Francisco—has been an unqualified success. Its legacy, which continues to grow, is powerful and enduring: giving thousands and thousands of children their very first camping experience. more >>


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Rescue Mission Proceeds: Captive-Raised Coho Begin Return to the Wild

Captive-Raised Coho Begin Return to the Wild

With Redwood Creek coho salmon on the brink of disappearing, biologists launched a last-ditch attempt to save them: harvesting local fish, raising them to reproductive maturity at a hatchery, and then returning them to the wild. In December, the first captive-raised coho were released. more >>


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Leibovitz’s New Exhibition Graces Our National Parks

Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition “WOMEN: New Portraits

Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition, “WOMEN: New Portraits,” is only appearing in two cities in the United States. In San Francisco, this free exhibition (through April 17) will be right here in the Presidio, along Crissy Field. Read on for details and ticket info. more >>


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Bird Call: GGRO Seeks New Volunteer Citizen-Scientists for Fall Season

GGRO Seeks New Volunteer Citizen-Scientists

Interested in studying hawks, falcons, and eagles as a volunteer with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory? Learn about May recruitment meetings, and hear about the wonder of this work from current banders and hawkwatchers—some of whom have been volunteering for over two decades! more >>


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Urban Fellow Connects East Bay Communities with Parks

Urban Fellow Connects East Bay Communities with Parks

As the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016, a major goal is to bring more diverse and younger visitors to the parks. Here in the Bay Area, Kieron Slaughter is developing programs to do just that—with a little help from the Institute at the Golden Gate. more >>


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Flower Power: Photo Exhibit Seeds Hope in Mitigating Climate Change

Exhibition of wildflower photos by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

Supported in part by the Parks Conservancy, an exhibition of wildflower photos by Rob Badger and Nita Winter (through March 27 at the San Francisco Main Public Library) inspires hope in reducing the impacts of climate change. See more beautiful images, captured in our parks. more >>


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