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Browse the latest press coverage, press releases and announcements, videos and photo galleries from the Parks Conservancy below.

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Press Releases

Healthy Parks Healthy People
April 7, 2011
National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis today announced a major new service-wide Healthy Foods Strategy, to provide healthy food options to all national park visitors.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
March 31, 2011
The connection between parks, public lands and health takes the national spotlight next week as National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis hosts a cross-sector Healthy Parks Healthy People US forum in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
November 2, 2010
Environmentalist, educator, 350.org co-founder and author Bill McKibben will be at Fort Baker in the Golden Gate National Parks on Sunday, November 7, 2010, to discuss “Food for the Parks,” the latest environmental initiative of the Institute at the Golden Gate.
Warming Hut
September 1, 2010
Why worry about the impact on the environment if you can’t do something substantial for your loved ones—and the planet—this year?
Park Perscription day at Crissy Fields Center
August 27, 2010
The Institute at the Golden Gate takes its message to “connect, collaborate, inspire and act” to the national stage next week as a cross-sector coalition of physicians, environmentalists, park managers, health insurers, government officials and youth leaders gather in Chicago to advance the growing Park Prescriptions movement.

Press Coverage

The Washington Post

#8: San Francisco  Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes spectacular spots such as the Presidio (forests, a lake and dozens of miles for hiking and biking). Also check out national parks Crissy Field, and Lands End, which offers a windy cliff trail and stunning views of the shore and Golden Gate.

Montana Free Press

Predictions of a mental health crisis following on COVID-19’s heels present not only a challenge for the health care community, but an opportunity to explore seemingly less conventional options more fully. What role might public lands hold for a population looking to heal from social, financial and societal upheaval?

Sierra Magazine

One in seven women in the US experiences postpartum depression, according to the National Perinatal Association. More than 400 studies demonstrate nature’s comprehensive health benefits. And in comparison to the $34,000 price tag on a new PPD-specific drug, a few doses of nature are a relatively affordable first-line option for many women. 

SF Gate

Although many trails and parks are currently inaccessible or impractical to visit due to social distancing guidelines, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has a robust selection of Google Streetview virtual hikes available, ranging from Black Sands Beach to the Marin Headlands.

The Washington Post

The egret has landed, thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which offers eight landscapes, including two of the stately suspension bridge as options for Zoom backgrounds. Lose yourself in the great outdoors while not leaving the indoors.