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Press Releases

Nighttime at Mt. Tam
November 20, 2014
To help maintain the long-term health and preservation of Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam), the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), has launched OneTam, an initiative to raise awareness and build community support around efforts to care for the mountain’s treasured resources.
Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
September 24, 2014
Featuring seven new sculpture, sound, and mixed media works by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz explores human rights and freedom of expression in the context of this iconic historic site.
Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
May 13, 2014
Opening September 27, 2014, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will feature a series of seven site-specific installations by artist Ai Weiwei in four locations on Alcatraz Island, offering a new cultural lens through which to experience the notorious military and federal penitentiary turned national park.
East Peak, Mount Tamalpais
March 25, 2014
Four major land managing public agencies and a Bay Area conservation nonprofit have reached a landmark agreement to work together to steward the long-term preservation and restoration of Marin County’s beloved Mount Tamalpais.
BioBlitz, 2014
February 25, 2014
Part scientific endeavor, part outdoor classroom excursion and part celebration of biodiversity and the spirit of exploration, BioBlitz 2014 will bring together 300 leading scientists and naturalists from around the country, more than 2,000 students, and thousands of Bay Area community members.

Press Coverage

A hawkwatcher scans the eastern skies for raptors
San Francisco Chronicle

“Raptors are a gateway drug into bird-watching,” Allen Fish, Director of the Parks Conservancy's Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, said, explaining his 40-year obsession with birds of prey. “And bird-watching is a gateway drug into giving a damn about the environment.”

Press interview NPS and Parks Conservancy staff at the opening of Black Point historic gardens.
NBC Bay Area

For the first time in 100 years, Black Point Historic Gardens are open to the public. Military families planted the garden years ago, and now volunteers and National Park Service staff have restored it.

An image of a walking path in the midst of a tiered garden.
SF Gate

More than one acre of land, the Black Point Historic Gardens, connecting Aquatic Park to Fort Mason, will open Aug. 25, allowing visitors to walk among the newly landscaped terraced gardens, enjoy a new vista and hopefully learn a bit of San Francisco history along the way. 

Habitat restoration volunteers work on Alta Ridge
Telemundo 48

Dr. Lisette Arellano, Community Science Program Manager at One Tam, talks about monarch butterflies, climate change, and conservation on Crisis Climática.

boardwalk to a Muir Beach overlook
Forbes

There are close to 50 million regular hikers in the U.S. The Forest Service reports more than 165 million visitors to National Forests and that more than 40% of visitors hike or walk on forest trails. Pristine beaches, panoramic views, and hiking trails are all nestled within the 75,000-acre Golden Gate National...