In 1907 philanthropists William Kent and Elizabeth Thacher Kent purchased—and then donated—land that became Muir Woods National Monument.

In 1970 activists led by Amy Meyer and Dr. Ed Wayburn formed People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a grassroots movement that established these national parks two years later.

In 2001, thousands of volunteers and donors—inspired by the leadership of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and Colleen and Robert Haas—created a beloved shoreline park at Crissy Field.

Now write your own chapter in one of the most remarkable stories of a community saving, protecting, and nurturing its most precious natural resource.

Volunteer in the parks, become a member of the Parks Conservancy, and make a gift today.

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