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Park E-ventures

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Gateways Magazine

Our member magazine includes stunning photography from your favorite park sites, in-depth stories of people in parks, news on park projects and community science opportunities, and much more! 

NPS Redwood Creek Vegetation Crew at Muir Beach overlook.
Park E-Ventures Article
Members of the Redwood Creek Vegetation Crew are specially attuned to the vibrant life that surrounds them while caring for the watershed. Experience their discoveries through a hand-illustrated field guide to the flora and fauna of Redwood Creek.
Our 2018 holiday gift guide: Perfect presents inspired by the Golden Gate National Parks
Park E-Ventures Article
Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping this year? We’ve got you covered.
Youth photographers' images from Crissy Field Center programs during the summer of 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
These amateur artists were new to DSLR photography before they came through the Crissy Field Center, which makes their heartwarming, hilarious, and artistic shots all the more incredible. See their images and hear their stories.
A Peregrine Falcon defends its nest at the UC Berkeley Campanile tower.
Article
By now, you might have heard about the nesting pair of Peregrine Falcons discovered at UC Berkeley in 2017. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a closer look?
Aurora Perez.
Park E-Ventures Article
Former stewardship intern Aurora Perez shares her powerful connections to the parks, which started when her father brought her along on gardening jobs as a kid, paying her a dollar for every caterpillar she found.
A White-Tailed Kite in flight.
Article
The White-Tailed Kite is a beautiful predatory raptor that has recently been spotted at various parklands in San Mateo. Read more about the role this bird plays in its ecosystem and why I think it is so special.
Banana slug spotted at Rancho Corral de Tierra.
Article
The California banana slug is one of San Mateo County’s most iconic species. These animals need moisture, shade, and decomposing plant and animal material for consumption.
Participants in a shuttle trip to Lands End in 2018 via the San Francisco Public Library's Summer Stride program.
Park E-Ventures Article
Our already popular partnership with the San Francisco Public Library went to new heights in 2018. We saw a 24 percent increase in Summer Stride participation and 46 percent increase in ranger program participation!
Oak forests on Mount Tamalpais.
Article
How can we brace forest ecosystems against rising temperatures, deadly pathogens, and voracious wildfires? At One Tam’s latest Science Summit, scientists and community members gathered to exchange knowledge and brainstorm solutions.
A view of the Pacific Ocean from the Presidio bluffs.
Article
The scene reminded me of something you might see in a movie, so I took a few paces back and took some time to silently admire the sound of the waves crashing below and the smell of salt in the air.
New ParksConservancy.org
Article
We've climbed the mountain, and after months of hard work, we're excited to present our new website. This site is all about connecting you to our Golden Gate National Parks, from robust park pages to new calendar listings , trail data , and more. There's lots of new stuff to explore.
Park pickupline against white backdrop.
Park E-Ventures Article
Our top 10 park pickup lines are *not* guaranteed to help you land a Valentine’s Day date.