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A big parks welcome to the new President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Christine Lehnertz!

Chris is an experienced and courageous leader with a distinguished career in the National Park Service, including as superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Chris has proven her commitment to making parks relevant and accessible, and we’re happy to welcome her home to the Bay Area’s national parklands. Read our Q&A with Chris here!
 

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Wow wildflowers! Tips for a stunning season

Here's where to go in our parks to see the best wildflowers while minimizing your impact.

Colorful Immigrant Yarn on Instagram

Best photos from the Fort Point installation that's encouraging people to contemplate their own journeys.

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You Can Ensure That Our Parks Will Always Welcome All

More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together

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Well hello there: Cameras capture Mt. Tam wildlife up close

These photos from our Wildlife Picture Index cameras are so good, we put them on display in an art show. But you can see them all in one place here.

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Spring guide: How to get out and enjoy the parks

Marquis Engle is the program director at Up on Top, an after-school and summer program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Meet Marquis

National Park spirit growing in SF's Tenderloin

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Discover history: Visit the Alcatraz Park store

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Tue, May 21 10:00am-2:00pm
Marin Headlands
Volunteer

Marin Headlands Nursery

Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Introduction to Grass Identification
Tue, May 21 1:00pm-4:30pm
Marin Headlands
Class/Workshop, Nature/Science, Park Academy

Botany Series: Introduction to Grass Identification

Join the talented team of Maria Alvarez (Restoration Ecologist), Chrissy Sullivan (Natural Resource Specialist), John Anderson (Restoration...

Wed, May 22 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz
Volunteer

Alcatraz Historic Gardens

Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock...