The Chronicle previews a visit by filmmaker Ken Burns and co-producer Dayton Duncan for "Parks for All," a conference on engaging all communities in national parks. Hosted by the Parks Conservancy and KQED, the event launches "Untold Stories," an outreach initiative to support Burns's forthcoming documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."
In its coverage of Earth Day-related community events, the Chronicle highlights Crissy Field Center's "Earth Stroll", an opportunity for families to walk Crissy Field, participate in eco-games, learn about the environment, and enjoy a beautiful spring day.
Doug McConnell and Mary Babbitt, hosts of "Where to Go with a Little Dough," take viewers to Lands End, where volunteers enjoy beautiful views and great camaraderie, all while helping restore native habitat in the Golden Gate National Parks. With interviews with Parks Conservancy staff.
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.