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

Volunteering Outdoors

To commemorate Volunteer Appreciation Day at Golden Gate, multimedia intern Lauren Gee made a video about why volunteers choose to donate their time in the parks. Lauren noticed one thing in common with everyone she interviewed: Undeniable joy as they opened up to her about their volunteer experiences. more >>


May 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

Our Favorite Photos of 2017

Favorite Photos of 2017

Six of our talented park photographers reveal their favorite images from the past year, and share the “behind-the-lens” stories of each photo. Revel in the fun and beauty of 2017—and get inspired to make (and capture!) more memories in the year to come. more >>


January 2018 | Leave a comment

Winter Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Winter Happenings

Critters might crawl into a hole and hibernate through the winter, but that’s no reason for you to do the same! Learn about some fun activities that you and your family can enjoy in the coming days and weeks…it’s our “hot list” for the cold months! more >>


January 2018 | 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

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

Migratory Story: GGRO Intern Reflects on the Journey of Raptors—and Her Own

Migratory Story

“It has begun.” So begin the reflections of Laura Echávez, a Golden Gate Raptor Observatory intern, as she experiences her first fall migration from Hawk Hill. Discover how she draws parallels between her immigration story and the birds’ journey along the Pacific flyway. more >>


September 2017 | Leave a comment

Birds of a Feather: A GGRO Volunteer Finds Her Flock

GGRO Hawkwatch Volunteer

When volunteer Christina Cambie “migrated” from England, she had no idea she would find comfort and community in her new home by studying another migration—that of raptors over Hawk Hill. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

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 >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

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 >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

 

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