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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

It’s Transplantapalooza Season for the Nurseries!

Nursery volunteer

The native plant nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks follow a unique cycle. Since we rely on the park itself for the seeds and plant material we propagate for restoration projects, the nurseries follow the natural cycle of the land. Right now? Transplanting time! more >>

July 2013 | 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

Youth Take Charge in the Presidio Nursery

Youth volunteer at Presidio Nursery

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Curious about our amazing world of plants? Want to meet other youth interested in stewardship and develop your leadership skills? Read on to see the difference young people make in the Presidio native plant nursery. more >>

June 2013 | Leave a comment

Giving Back to the Trails at Golden Gate

Trail volunteers (Maria Durana)

When the National Trails Systems Act of 1968 established a network of federally recognized trails across America, it also gave all of us a specific role and privilege. Learn what that is, and how National Trails Day (June 1) provides a chance to fulfill that duty. more >>

June 2013 | Leave a comment

Trail Anatomy 101: Name That Feature!

Child on park trail

National Trails Day is right around the corner (June 1). So put on you thinking caps—or your hard hats—and grab a shovel, because you’ll need to dig deep into your memory and knowledge. It’s time to play Name That Trail Feature! more >>

May 2013 | Leave a comment

A New Twist for Park Internships

Park interns

The park has partnered with SFSU and CCSF to engage college students in semester-long Academic Internships. The spring semester pilot has been an incredible success and we’ve had the honor to work with some amazing young adults. Hear them share their experiences! more >>

May 2013 | Leave a comment

Catch the Spring Service Fever

Volunteer at work in the park

It’s time to head out to your nearby national parklands for lots of spring cleaning and restoration. Celebrate Earth Day, National Volunteer Week, National Youth Service Day, and National Park Week by pitching in for your Golden Gate National Parks. There’s something for everyone! more >>

April 2013 | Leave a comment

The Elusive, Mystifying Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Follow the trials and triumphs of a Golden Gate Raptor Observatory intern, as told through several encounters with a particularly mysterious species of raptor—the Northern Harrier. more >>

March 2013 | 5 Comments | Leave a comment


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