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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

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.
January 17, 2014
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has submitted supplemental materials to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors, elaborating on the programming opportunities and public appeal of the Presidio Exchange.
Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
December 3, 2013
America’s most infamous island to serve as site and inspiration for new sculpture, multimedia, and sound works exploring individual and creative freedom.
I-Yel group shot, Crissy Field Center
September 27, 2013
A gift of $25 million from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will lead the way for park enhancements at the very heart of the Presidio.
September 17, 2013
The Parks Conservancy has submitted its proposal for a new cultural center on the former Commissary site (currently Sports Basement) on Crissy Field.

Press Coverage

Muir Beach
Lonely Planet

It’s not technically a national park, but Golden Gate National Recreation Area is doing such cool accessibility work – and has so many beautiful and interesting things to see – that it’s worth mentioning to put on your vacation bucket list. 

With advanced notice, beach wheelchairs are available on-site at...

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.