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Recent Articles:

The Journey Continues: Reflections by Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Over 30 years ago, I was struck by the magic of the national parklands at the Golden Gate. Here, on the doorstep of millions of people, were places of timeless beauty, deep history, and natural bounty. Few urban areas had such good fortune. I was honored to be selected as the first executive director of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (then the Parks Association). I began with big dreams, four staff members, and a handful of supporters. more >>

‘Caring, Sharing, and Connecting’: Q&A with Laura Joss

Laura Joss

Since she started work as the new superintendent at Golden Gate in November, Laura Joss has been busy getting to know the 80,000 acres of these parks. In an exclusive interview with Park Eventures, Laura talks about her favorite national park sites—and the mission that inspires her. more >>

Tech ‘Hackathon’ Innovates Solutions to Park Maintenance

Parks & Tech Challenge

On Feb. 10-11, technologists, business leaders, sustainability experts met with former National Park Service staff to brainstorm innovative ways that technology could address the park maintenance backlog and improve the experience of staff and visitors alike in our national parks. more >>

Call it a Comeback: Nursery Staff, Techs Return Endangered Plants to the Presidio

Franciscan manzanita

A new year brings a new start for an extraordinary plant once thought to be extinct. Learn how our Presidio Native Plant Nursery is helping to re-establish the Franciscan manzanita—and its close relative the Raven’s manzanita—in your national park. more >>

Testing the Water: Sutro Baths Case Set Precedent for Civil Rights Laws

Sutro Baths Case

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has legal roots that can be traced to Sutro Baths, an architectural marvel that is now a picturesque ruin in our national park. In 1897, John Harris was denied entry to the baths…and the legacy of his lawsuit lives to this day. more >>