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MLK: A Day of Volunteerism to Honor a Lifetime of Service

Park volunteer (Kirke Wrench)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” On MLK Day of Service in 2014, we hope you’ll be volunteering in our Golden Gate National Parks. more >>

January 2014 | Leave a comment

Post-shutdown Power-up: We Need YOU for Planting Season

Volunteer (Maria Durana)

The federal government shutdown also shuttered our park volunteer programs. Learn how many hours of stewardship we unfortunately lost—and how you can now help us get back on track, with a big planting season just around the corner! more >>

November 2013 | Leave a comment

Fresh Take: Youth Interns Study Ohlone Traditions, Native Plants, Adolph Sutro

Intern giving a presentation

Every summer, Park Stewardship welcomes youth interns who help organize and energize volunteer and visitor programs. They also researched and wrote about the parks’ history and resources. Read on for a fresh look at the history of Sutro Heights. more >>

November 2013 | Leave a comment

Summer Crews Step Up to Improve Tennessee Valley Trail

Tennessee Valley

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see how the Golden Gate Trail Crew—alongside teams of dedicated youth volunteers—restored a portion of the Tennessee Valley Trail. Learn about the wonderful properties of a favorite trail feature: the box step. more >>

October 2013 | Leave a comment

Student-Made Commercial Mixes Spoken Word, Park Volunteer Programs

Students directing filming (Maria Durana)

Three students from Ex’pression College lent their talent this semester to produce a commercial, aimed at youth, for the park’s volunteer programs. We think they deserve an “A”—and two thumbs up! Watch their awesome work; we think you’ll agree. more >>

October 2013 | Leave a comment

Surf’s Up for California Coastal Cleanup Day

Beach volunteer (Maria Durana)

It’s time to grab your reusable gloves, buckets, bags, and litter-picking tools! Gear up for California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 21, and head to your local shorelines and parklands to provide some much-needed TLC and fall cleaning. more >>

September 2013 | Leave a comment

Intern Spotlight: Luciana and Nathaniel

Crissy Field Center Intern

For the first time, Crissy Field Center has two high school interns running our Media Lab for summer camp. Read about how Luciana and Nathaniel have stepped up to the challenge of creating an educational and fun environment for our campers! more >>

August 2013 | Leave a comment

Making His Point: One Volunteer’s Mori Story

Volunteer Ron Maykel

As the Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program approaches its 20th anniversary, we’re celebrating places transformed by the program, such as Mori Point, and people who have made the transformation possible, like Ron Maykel. Learn more about one of the park’s “renaissance men.” more >>

August 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Free Time on Your Hands? Volunteer!

Volunteers at Ocean Beach

If you’ve got free time, come volunteer in the parks! Not only is it free, but it’s a fun, rewarding, and healthy way to spend a summer day. And it’s easy to get involved. Give volunteering a try—you’ll be glad you did! more >>

August 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

A New Face and a New Phase: Summer Trail Work Days

Jaimie Baxter

The Parks Conservancy has a new Trails Stewardship Manager! Meet Jaimie and join the Trail Crew this summer as drop-in volunteer days, every third Saturday, are in full swing. Read on for all the details. more >>

July 2013 | Leave a comment


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