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Bumble Bee (Bombus sp.) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Park E-Ventures Article
With the overall bee population in decline across the U.S. and California, the Presidio is seeing a growing number of bees. Learn why—and discover expert tips on growing a native-plant garden that encourages pollinators and gives bees a much-needed boost.
bird watching
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When volunteer Christina Cambie “migrated” from England, she had no idea she would find comfort and community in her new home by studying another migration—that of raptors over Hawk Hill.
New “boardwalk” above the restored wetland
Park E-Ventures Article
Featuring a new boardwalk and freshly planted wetlands, the revitalized MacArthur Meadow reached a major milestone with its March 9, 2017, ribbon-cutting.
Park Perscription day at Crissy Fields Center
Park E-Ventures Article
A free, family-friendly event at Crissy Field on April 23 celebrates the second annual National Park Prescription Day, which showcases public lands and their role nature plays in promoting health and wellbeing.
Water pooling on path along East Beach near Crissy Field Center
Park E-Ventures Article
For the first time since the Crissy Field Promenade was opened in 2001, the entire 1.5-mile length of the popular pathway will be repaired. Starting in March 2017, the promenade will be closed, section by section, for resurfacing work that will improve its durability and sustainability.
Jean Fraser
Park E-Ventures Article
Jean Fraser made history in the health sector, bringing health care to all San Franciscans. In 2016, she became President & CEO of the Presidio Trust, with a vision for bringing this national park to all. Hear about her journey from public health to public lands.
Muir Woods
Park E-Ventures Article
With the frequent and heavy rains, about a dozen coast redwoods have come down in recent months (winter of 2016-17) at Muir Woods. Learn what happens when a giant falls, how trail crews move a 10-ton redwood, and how the death of one tree gives life to so many other...
Presidio Visitor Center
Park E-Ventures Article
In February 2017, visitors to the Presidio will enjoy a brand-new gateway to this remarkable national park. Located in a Main Post guardhouse built in 1900, the William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center features state-of-the-art displays, fascinating exhibits, and an information desk.
drone
Park E-Ventures Article
Many shutterbugs received a drone as a gift over the holidays. We love the amazing images and video that these devices can capture, but unfortunately they’re not allowed in the Golden Gate National Parks. Learn why—and find other options for your flights.
Park E-Ventures Article
The Baker-Barry Tunnel (aka the “Five-Minute Tunnel”), a main artery into the Marin Headlands, will be closed on January 2, 2017 for much-needed repairs and upgrades. Work is slated to last until early May, and visitors are strongly encouraged to make alternate plans.
Park E-Ventures Article
We asked some of our most talented staff and volunteer photographers to share their favorite images from 2016. Read the backstory behind the photos, and find out what the photographers were thinking during each unforgettable moment in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Muir Woods Historic Redwoods
Park E-Ventures Article
With the pressures of the holidays upon us (and the stress of everything else that’s going on in the world), parks can be a great place to escape, re-center, and refocus. Here are some of the most peaceful spots in the Golden Gate National Parks.