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Chris Lehnertz

Respected National Parks Leader Takes the Helm at Acclaimed Bay Area Nonprofit

April 17, 2019
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Board of Trustees today announced its selection of Christine S. Lehnertz as the organization’s new President & CEO.
Pole surrounded by a knitted American flag at Fort Point National Historic Site

Over 600 Contributors Across the Nation Join Together to Honor our Shared Immigrant Heritage

February 27, 2019
The Immigrant Yarn Project features knitted and crocheted pieces of yarn made by over 600 contributors from across the country representing generations of immigrants from every corner of the world.
Biking at Crissy Field
October 4, 2018
The National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust launched the public engagement process for a multi-year effort to revitalize the Crissy Field area of the Presidio.
March 14, 2018
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy today announced plans for a transition in its executive leadership in the coming year. Greg Moore, founder and longtime leader of this nonprofit conservation organization, will be stepping down as President & CEO and transitioning to a new role as Special Projects Advisor. His transition is planned for early 2019. The Parks Conservancy’s Board of Trustees has launched a search for Moore’s successor.
Ranger Michele Gee experiences the Portal

Global Public Art Initiative

July 11, 2017
The National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are partnering with Shared_Studios and Luminalt Solar Energy Solutions to present the San Francisco Portal at Crissy Field.

Press Coverage

China Beach
Heal the Bay

Ocean Beach and China Beach made the 2021 Heal the Bay "Honor Roll," a list of 35 out of 500 California beaches that scored a perfect water quality ranking through every season and condition in a full calendar year.

Small reddish-brown butterfly resting on a leaf

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program has been keeping tabs on San Bruno elfins at Milagra Ridge since 1999. 

a group of masked visitors disembark from a ship onto Alcatraz
SF Gate

Almost 150 people braved the cold and boarded the first ferry in more than three months to visit Alcatraz on the morning of March 15.

They would be the first visitors in a year to enter the cellblock, the main attraction on a trip to the rock.

San Francisco Chronicle

Alcatraz, the historic island prison off San Francisco, opened up Monday for a limited number of indoor tours, which had been off-limits for more than a year due to the pandemic.

A park ranger walks in a green field on a clear day. The blue sky is visible behind rolling hills.
Marin Independent Journal

The National Park Service, Marin County Parks and community partners including One Tam and the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy will be leading a variety of projects throughout Marin County this spring and fall aiming to bring western monarch butterflies back from the brink of possible extinction.

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