Gateways - The member publication of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
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We connected with Khafre Jay, Founder and Executive Director of Hip Hop for Change and one of 13 individuals invited by the Parks Conservancy, NPS, and the Presidio Trust to join the Activator Council, to learn about his work and the importance of parks in his life.
Twelve half-marathons in 12 months through the parks is nothing short of impressive. We were able to talk with Laura Yin about what inspired her to run and support the parks.
Thanks in part to the work of Tamalpais Bee Lab volunteers, we now know there are HUNDREDS of different bees on Mt. Tam. As these photos indicate, you never know what amazing, colorful bees you'll see!
In our parks, there are two mountain peaks within five aerial miles of the closest GGNRA beach. In just a few hours, you can take in 360-degree mountain-top views of the Bay Area and walk barefoot through the sand at sea level.
One of our Presidio Native Plant Nursery volunteers is so dedicated, he's been volunteering for half his life! Find out what he has to say to fellow volunteers and those thinking about volunteering.
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"We’re always on the lookout for what stories are not being told, whose perspectives we have not heard in some of our stories," says Park Ranger Alanna Smith. Meet Ranger Alanna and learn about how she and the NPS are interpreting stories at the Presidio and beyond.
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Why are these dogs sniffing around our native plant nurseries? Find out how a few good pups may help our staff and volunteers as we care for a large volume of plants, with many destined for the national parks of the Bay Area.
Read inspiring words from Amy Meyer, who was crucial to the formation of the GGNRA 50 years ago.
The right time to get to the parks is whenever you can make it! Here are a few ideas on how to spend time in the parks whether you've got 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
Visit a small but dynamic area of the GGNRA and learn why tide pools are being monitored closely for possible changes.
You can basically smell the coffee being brewed at nearby cafes from many Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) park sites, which neighbor some of the best coffee shops in the Bay Area. You can take their coffee anywhere, but we think it tastes best while roaming through the parks...
Legacy News article
We recently caught up with Silver Lupine Circle member Leslie, who shared with us her long connection with Ocean Beach and Lands End.