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Osoberry (Oemleria cerasiformis, Rosaceae family) leaf detail, Presidio Native Plant Nursery.
May 11, 2010
The Seed and Plant Lab features high-efficiency heating and refrigeration systems and provides an ideal space for processing, storing, and treating over 300 batches of seeds used to grow plants for park restoration projects.
Rob Hill Campground
April 27, 2010
Thousands of Bay Area families and groups will be falling asleep under the stars when San Francisco's only overnight campsite, the Presidio's Rob Hill Campground, re-opens Saturday, May 1.
Lands End Lookout
April 7, 2010
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has received a new $5 million grant from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund to support restoration efforts at Lands End—bringing the Fund’s total support of the Lands End project to $8.6 million.
View of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands from the Presidio batteries
March 25, 2010
The generous support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will help fulfill a $17 million funding goal to complete a 24-mile system of classic and high-quality trails, bikeways and overlooks in the Presidio—creating a dynamic and enduring new public resource for the residents of San Francisco Bay Area and visitors from around the world.
2009 Turning the Tide
March 4, 2010
Turning the Tide returns to Fort Baker April 14-16, 2010, to explore creative solutions to global sustainability issues.

Press Coverage

Open Road with Doug McConnell, NBC Bay Area

Spend a night on the Rock with volunteer photographers capturing its history and mystery.

Marin Independent Journal

The historic Round House building at the Golden Gate Bridge will soon re-open as a cafe, closer to its original use when it opened 77 years ago.

Los Angeles Times

Alcatraz beat out the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty to be selected the No. 1 landmark in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's recent Travelers' Choice awards.

Mashable

Get an inside look at the penitentiaries and reformatories that once held inmates, have become increasingly popular tourist attractions.

Boston Globe

Alcatraz derives from the name Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala gave to one of the three islands in San Francisco Bay, “Alcatraces,” probably referring to the “strange birds” or “pelicans” he saw on it. Its strange name (its meaning still debated) is appropriate, given The Rock’s unique history as a federal penitentiary, but as our guide noted, some of the island’s truly unique artifacts are its gardens and the stories behind them.