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Ready for a Record-Breaking Planting Season!

Volunteer at work

Volunteers have played a vital role in the entire cycle of nurturing our native plants—seed collecting, seed cleaning, seed sowing, composting, pot washing, transplanting and, now, outplanting across the parks at restoration sites.

Much of this activity has centered in our six park nurseries, located in Marin, San Francisco, and San... more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

Fleet Week and America’s Cup Pitch In!

Military Volunteers

October 5-7, 2012 was one very busy weekend in San Francisco, with Fleet Week and America’s Cup headlining the many, many events going on in the city. Even so, folks involved with both spectacular events still found time to give some TLC to the Golden Gate National Parks.

On Friday, Oct.... more >>


November 2012 | Leave a comment

Coastal Cleanup Day: A Watershed Event!

Coastal Cleanup Day: A Watershed Event!

California Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 was another tremendous success because of the amazing effort and enthusiasm of our community volunteers, as well as the leadership of our site captains and generosity of our sponsors. THANK YOU!

In San Francisco alone, 3,500 volunteers collected over 10,000 pounds of debris—from our shorelines,... more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

Back to School, Back to Trail Cool

Back to School, Back to Trail Cool

Teens on Trails is a volunteer program designed uniquely with high school students in mind: our volunteer work days are hosted on school holidays!

Our goal is two-fold: we welcome students to cool park sites where we’ll provide some education, snacks, and good times—and in turn, much-needed work gets... more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

By Liz Ponzini, Manager of Tennessee Valley Nursery

Many people visit and volunteer in different places in the Golden Gate National Parks for different reasons. If you enjoy military history, you can visit the Nike Missile Site or any number of forts and batteries. If you like watching wind surfers, you... more >>


August 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

Volunteering for a Very Special Party

Volunteering for a Very Special Party

By Kim Skeltis
Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer

A few weeks ago, I was preparing my home for a very large party with a long guest list. Outfitted in grubby jeans and work gloves, I started the day outside, weeding pesky invasive plants... more >>



The Big Importance of Small Woody Debris

The Big Importance of Small Woody Debris

Small woody debris is an important component in repairing riverine ecosystems. The main purpose of small woody debris on Redwood Creek is to give adequate space for small fish to remain undetected by aerial predators and provide cooler temperature waters away from direct sunlight.

Greater amounts of this space, also called... more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

Point Bonita Bridge is Open!

Point Bonita Bridge is Open

The original lighthouse, built in 1855 high upon a cliff face of the Marin Headlands, was buried in fog and considered ineffective. Therefore it was moved to its current location in 1877. To get there safely a hand-hewn tunnel was constructed through unstable rock. The tunnel and a trail walking... more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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