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Muir Woods’ Boardwalk Empire Expands

Muir Woods’ Boardwalk Empire Expands

Asphalt has its faults. Once an acceptable trail-building material, it poses a threat to ecosystem health in Muir Woods. As part of an ongoing replacement process, the Trail Crew recently installed a new area of boardwalk among the redwoods. Find out where—and why. more >>


March 2014 | Leave a comment

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 >>


February 2014 | Leave a comment

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 >>


January 2014 | Leave a comment

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 >>


January 2014 | 4 Comments | Leave a comment

Wave of Change at Rodeo Beach

Coastal Hedgenettle

Once a dairy farm, later an Army parade ground, and now an overflow parking area, the “surfer’s lot” at Rodeo Beach is being transformed. Learn more about the project, and some of the plants—grown by the Marin Headlands Nursery—that will help restore wildlife habitat. more >>


January 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Future is Planted at Muir Beach

Volunteer plants on MLK Day of Service

In mid-December, Muir Beach will reopen to visitors, who will enjoy new amenities, improved access, and restored habitat. They will also see a “barren” landscape of jute fabric—under which lies a bright future for this beloved park site. more >>


December 2013 | Leave a comment

Soil Remediation and Community Conversations at the Presidio Bluffs

View from Presidio Bluffs

Have you been met by chain-link fences while wandering the trails that lead to the Golden Gate Bridge? Curious about what is happening behind the fence? Discover how the Presidio Bluffs remediation project aims to create a healthier ecosystem. more >>


November 2013 | Leave a comment

Mountain Lake’s Underwater Vegetation: Adventures with Stinky Plants

Michele in the field

You may have heard about the incredible restoration effort going on at Mountain Lake in the Presidio, but did you know that this project also entails learning about and growing mysterious (and slightly stinky) submerged aquatic plants? Plunge in for a soggy adventure. more >>


October 2013 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

Muir Beach Closed July 8-Mid December, 2013

Muir Beach

Although Muir Beach will be closed through November, visitors—and the environment—have a lot to gain. When the area reopens in late fall, there will be improved amenities and better habitat for threatened and endangered species. Read on for details. more >>



Art in the Parks: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

Figolu by Mark di Suvero (SFMOMA)

Welcome to an art gallery as big as the parks. Starting on May 22, Crissy Field—in the heart of our Golden Gate National Parks—will be a free exhibition space for eight steel sculptures by world-renowned artist Mark di Suvero. more >>



 

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