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.
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.
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.
Greg Moore took the helm of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in 1985 with three employees and no clear purpose beyond helping raise money for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In May 2019, he stepped down as CEO of an organization with a $56 million budget and a...
Sarah Shroud was one of three hikers arrested by Iranian authorities in 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and unknowingly crossing into Iran. Shourd was held in solitary for 410 days. In 2016, she presented the first iteration of “The Box.” Now she is staging it on Alcatraz Island for two sold-out...
Greater San Francisco’s most valuable treasure is its 80,000-acre necklace of wildflower-spotted hills, miles-long beaches, and oceanside bluffs. Stretching from Tomales Bay in the north to the redwood groves southwest of the Bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge smack in the middle. See butterflies, redwoods, whales, and some of the most beautiful coastline any major metro area has to offer.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which extends from the San Francisco Peninsula into the North Bay and encompasses Alcatraz Island, received 15.2 million visitors last year, making it the most visited national park site in America.
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