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Gateways - The member publication of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Gateways

Our quarterly membership newsletter includes expert tips, updates on site improvements, special features, stunning photography, and much more! View an example of Gateways (PDF) and become a Member of the Parks Conservancy today!

Park E-ventures

Receive Park E-ventures by entering your e-mail address in the sign up box at the top of the page. You'll stay in the loop on all the latest programs, special events, and volunteer opportunities. Check out our latest articles below.

A group of interns pose together outside of a building while smiling at the camera
Article
It’s time to meet the new trail interns! Get to know the fresh faces.
A group of volunteers joyfully pose after working outside on a trail
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June 1 marked the 27th annual National Trails Day! The Parks Conservancy and our partners celebrated by hosting trail maintenance projects with community members like you.
A bobcat sits in a field of tall grasses with yellow flowers
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Milagra Ridge is considered a habitat island because it’s surrounded by development on all sides. A wildlife corridor could help provide species inhabiting Milagra Ridge with a safe way to connect and migrate to other parts of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), as well as other open spaces...
A person holds a snake with a bright teal underside, red and black stripes, and red head
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The endangered San Francisco garter snake is considered the most beautiful snake in North America. Found only in San Mateo County, the snake depends on habitat within our parks.
Large purple plants adorn the foreground of a sweeping view of military barracks on a large grassy field
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One of our work sites, Wolfback Ridge, has a stunning view of the bay and of Fort Baker. Our Summer Youth Intern, Can “John” Gökce, was curious about the history of Fort Baker and how it eventually became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
A purple and white flower grows from the soil
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We pull them, we bag them, but how much do we know about the introduced species that live in our park sites? Fascinating facts and more about why we need to pull these species from our parks.
Park volunteers watch a small black bird walk along a pathway
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Every week we work to restore native plant habitat, but our work goes beyond just the plant communities in our parks. It’s been fascinating to see the influence our work can have on wildlife and the ecosystem around us.
Close up of red moth, the buckwheat root borer, crawling in the grass.
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When an unsuspecting Presidio Trust intern uploaded an observation of a vibrant red moth to online naturalist community iNaturalist in 2017, she had no idea it was the first known observation of the species in the Presidio in over a century. The last record that it was ever here was...
Woman takes photo of Future IDs display in the New Industries Building on Alcatraz.
Park E-Ventures Article
When you visit Alcatraz’s concrete cellhouse, it’s impossible to escape the bleakness of incarceration and the lasting effects of life behind bars. Presented in partnership with the Art in the Parks program of the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Headlands Center for the Arts, the Future...
A group of NPS rangers rally together during the Junior Ranger Jamboree in 2016.
Gateways Article
As iconic as the National Park Service (NPS) arrowhead emblem, the subtly steepled hat worn by NPS rangers is a symbol of America’s national parklands.
Trail Crew volunteers help install fence posts at Baker Beach.
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May was a month of changes at the trail shop, and new experiences for volunteers.
Coho salmon release
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The numbers are in, and things are looking good!