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Volunteers in rain gear celebrate their hard work on the Coastal Trail.
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What kinds of shenanigans have the trail crew enjoyed with our volunteers the past 4 months?
A volunteer holds a bucket and debris grabbing tool on a trail.
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What is National Public Lands Day? How long has it been around, and how can I help? Find answers to these questions and more.
Fallen trees and branches become habitat for fish and frogs in Redwood Creek.
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After over 10 years of restoration work, Redwood Creek has started to evolve and take a life of its own. The creek channel has begun to twist and turn and find its own path along the valley floor of Muir Beach.
Female coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Redwood Creek.
Gateways Article
As part of the multi-year Redwood Renewal at Muir Woods, the NPS and its partners are helping undo the damage of the past and restore habitat for the federally endangered coho salmon.
Gray clouds over chapparel on Sweeney Ridge in San Mateo County
Gateways Article
Perched above Pacifica, the windswept hillsides of this Golden Gate National Parks site give vista-hungry visitors a wide range of views around every corner while providing sensitive habitat for threatened and endangered species. For more tips, go to parksconservancy.org/explore-our-parks.
National Park Service Ranger Todd Hisaichi at Muir Woods National Monument.
Gateways Article
To get his dream job, Todd Hisaichi had to make a choice most people don’t have to make: He had to give up his original citizenship.
Lainie Motamedi, left, and Park Ranger Katlyn Grubb ride out from the Horse Mounted Patrol Stables in the Marin Headlands.
Park E-Ventures Article
The Horse Mounted Patrol is the only program in the GGNRA that allows volunteers to ride National Park-owned horses. The 43-year-old program is unique in that it’s run entirely by volunteers—some of whom have served for close to three decades.
Some of the interesting geological formations seen from Lands End were once hills in a vast plain that extended 27 miles past the current California coastline.
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San Francisco’s most unique and interesting attribute might be the Bay Area’s geology.
Raven Chacon, together with Bay Area guitar-percussion duo, The Living Earth Show.
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Tremble Staves is a 70-minute performance at Sutro Baths on October 19. Chacon and The Living Earth Show will use water as an instrument to illuminate its role in our lives. We had a chance to sit down for a Q&A with Chacon.
ranger preparing for Boy Scout troop
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In honor of its birthday, here is a rapidfire history lesson about the parks and the creation of the agency that helps care for them.
Bumble Bee (Bombus sp.) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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It seems we see bees buzzing around just about any plant, but what are their favorite flowers? Bees love native California flora!
San Mateo Park Stewardship intern Samuel Peña.
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I’ve made countless memories over this internship, but there are definitely some moments that stick out in my mind a little more than others.