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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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Wed, Apr 24 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz
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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...

Wed, Apr 24 9:00am-12:00pm
Presidio of San Francisco
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Presidio Habitat Stewards

Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Wed, Apr 24 9:00am-12:00pm
Sutro Historic District
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Golden Gate Historic Landscaping and Maintenance - Sutro Heights

Help restore and maintain historic landscapes and cultural resources along the shoreline of San Francisco.