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The moon rises above the bridge
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The Golden Gate Festival is coming up and Crissy Field Center’s Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) will debut their YEL project—Unmasking Media—at the community celebration on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Come experience their activity booths and explore how the media influence today’s youth.
owl at Muir Woods
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International Migratory Bird Day has been celebrating migratory birds for 20 years, and here in the Golden Gate National Parks a free IMBD event has been held for 12 years running. Join us at Muir Woods on May 12, 2012 for bird walks, demonstrations, games and activities, and a chance...
Healthy Parks Healthy People
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Wondering when you’ll start to see healthy and sustainable food in national parks? Momentum is building, thanks to the Institute at the Golden Gate’s Food for the Parks initiative. The Institute and Golden Gate National Parks Superintendent Frank Dean are helping develop the National Park Service’s ground-breaking Healthy and Sustainable...
Iris douglasiana (Douglas Iris)
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Our six native plant nurseries, spanning from Marin to San Mateo, have the amazing role and privilege of growing natives for the many restoration projects in the Golden Gate National Parks. As we celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge in May, learn how native plants “bridge” the myriad habitats of these...
Redwood Creek restoration.
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Volunteers with Marin’s Park Stewardship team have been gathering together branches and sticks, lashing them together, and dumping them in Redwood Creek. Some strange ritualistic behavior? Or evidence of restoration science at work? Find out by reading on.
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After almost one year, the detour signs and k-rails are starting to disappear from the west side of the Presidio along Lincoln Boulevard. New overlooks, new trail segments, dedicated bike lanes, and other much-anticipated improvements will be unveiled in the next month. Read on for a sneak peek at these...
Tour at the Point Bonita Lighthouse
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After six months of construction and closure to the public, the new suspension bridge is complete, Point Bonita Lighthouse is open and Park Volunteers are eager to give you a guided tour of this magnificent site.
The Lands End Lookout is a gathering place for the thousands of visitors and locals that flock to this site each year
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After years of anticipation, a brand-new visitor center is opening at Lands End! Coming in late April, the Lookout features exciting exhibits on nature and history, a café, and park store. Read on for details about this beautiful visitor center—and how you can attend the grand opening.
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For hundreds of thousands of years, the coastal bluffs at Fort Funston have faced off against the Pacific Ocean, prevailing winds cleaving off inches of sandstone each winter. And each spring, hundreds of Bank Swallows (five-inch, globe-trotting bug-traps with wings) return to these cliffs to carve out nesting holes.
Fort Baker
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In April 2012, the Institute at the Golden Gate and Golden Gate National Parks will welcome the third National Parks Institute (NPI) Executive Leadership Seminar to Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker. Park leaders from across the globe will come together to learn and share business management best practices to...
Waveyleaf Soap-plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum, Liliaceae family)
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The Spring Equinox is almost upon us and it’s the time of year when we all wait for the rains to get the wildflower show started. At the Redwood Creek Nursery, though, we are collecting something a little different this year.
Nursery program at Oceana High School in Pacifica
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For 15 years (as of April 2012), students at Oceana High School have been growing plants on campus for restoration projects in the parks. See what they have accomplished at this sixth Parks Conservancy native plant nursery—and learn how they took the initiative to expand their green oasis.