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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!

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The Hike by Alison Farrell (Chronicle Books)
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It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun at-home activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including kids' parks crafts, at home activities, Nature Boost Fridays, and more.
Historic image of dignitaries at Muir Woods to remember FDR.
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May 19 marks three quarters of a century since diplomats from across the globe ventured into Muir Woods to honor the memory of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Lana Salvador (center) with her fellow healthcare workers in San Francisco.
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Lana Salvador, a respiratory isolation nurse in San Francisco, reflects on the lessons she learned in nature 10 years ago as a LINC intern, and how she still uses those lessons today.
Yellow wildflowers on hill at Mori Point
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This year, since we’re all sheltering in place, we invite you to celebrate these milestones from your home or backyard.
A monarch butterfly in nature.
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In times of great uncertainty, reconnecting to nature and grounding yourself in the outdoors can be a calming practice. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to get started.
A teacher connected with her students via video for their trout release.
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A teacher connecting with her students virtually. Young people comforting each other through poetry and photography. Even some hilarious 1-star Yelp reviews can help comfort us all during these times.
A coyote explores the Presidio of San Francisco.
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Spring is coyote pupping season in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Get tips on how you can safely enjoy the GGNRA alongside the wild animals that call it home.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point.
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The health and safety of our park visitors, program participants, volunteers, interns, and staff is our top priority. We want to let you know about impacts to our parks as we try to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Two mission blue butterflies face opposite each other.
Gateways Article
Summer lupine looks similar to the more common silver lupine, but it is a different species and has proved more resistant to a harmful fungal pathogen. Parks Conservancy Silver lupine was the preferred host plant for endangered Mission blue butterflies in the Golden Gate National Parks, but the emergence of...
A volunteer carries large bags of vegetation while walking on a trail
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Throughout the year, we enjoy expressing our gratitude to our volunteers who help steward our national parks every week, bringing their stories and a piece of their lives to our programs. We are grateful for our volunteers who have a passion for the outdoors and for spending their time with...
a colorful winged insect stands on a bright green plant
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What’s it like to make your way from one corner of the city to the other on foot? How about for an insect? Learn more about how we can help create and connect habitats for our backyard bugs.
mushrooms growing within moss and ferns
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What are we really missing from the sunniest winter in California? Mushrooms! Learn about our mush-needed friends and how they can help us tackle global warming.