More than 1,300 community members pitched in across the Golden Gate National Parks, inspired by Dr. King's spirit of service and by President Obama's call to renew America's promise from coast to coast. The Chronicle mentions the Parks Conservancy's role in organizing an overwhelming turnout of Bay Area volunteers.
ABC 7, covering Bay Area service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reports from beautiful Crissy Field, where 70 community members helped grow their national park by weeding invasive species. The project was one of many volunteer opportunities throughout the Golden Gate National Parks on Obama's special Day of Service.
An in-depth Chronicle article showcases the record-breaking, unprecedented levels of volunteer support in the Golden Gate National Parks, and the reasons why so many volunteers come back again and again to the programs of the Parks Conservancy and its partners.
The Chronicle showcases the remarkable revitalization of the historic gardens on Alcatraz, an effort spearheaded by the Garden Conservancy, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service. After 40 years of neglect, volunteers are helping bring color and vibrancy back to the Rock.
In advance of the ribbon-cutting on June 14, the Chronicle features on its front page an in-depth look at the remarkable rehabilitation and transformation of Fort Baker from military post to a beautiful national park that "looks like something out of a postcard."