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bat monitoring
Park E-Ventures Article
The partners of One Tam—the community initiative of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative—launched a three-phased, three-year scientific research project to study the mountain's bats.
Tunes on Trails outdoor performance at Lands End
Park E-Ventures Article
Up to 99 percussionists, arrayed across Lands End, pound out rhythms that mix with crashing surf and the songs of birds. This is John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit , performed in a partnership of SFJAZZ and the Parks Conservancy.
Park E-Ventures Article
San Francisco has been celebrating the of the Summer of Love, an epochal moment of free love, artistic expression, and antiwar protests. But, in 1967, what was happening on the Presidio—a venerable Army post with gates only blocks from the heart of Haight-Ashbury?
wind turbines
Park E-Ventures Article
Crissy Field Center isn’t just built on green principles and clean energy—it’s actively advancing sustainability technology. Discover the story behind the wind turbines on the lawn in front of the Center, and how they are generating invaluable data on urban wind energy.
Penny Tibbetts
Park E-Ventures Article
Penny Tibbetts, a law enforcement ranger at Golden Gate, recounts her journey in becoming the first ranger in the National Park Service to transition genders while on duty.
Ranger Michele Gee experiences the Portal
Park E-Ventures Article
Through the magic of immersive audiovisual technology, Shared_Studios’ Portals bring together people from around the world in real-time, life-size, face-to-face conversations. In Summer 2017, step inside the Portal at Crissy East Beach—and make an unforgettable connection.
Park E-Ventures Article
Just in time for summer visitors in 2017, the historic Baker-Barry Tunnel—a main artery into the Marin Headlands that’s popularly known as the “Five-Minute Tunnel”—has been reopened after significant upgrades.
Parks Conservancy staff working on the installation of the StoryWalk at Lands End
Park E-Ventures Article
Through the magic of StoryWalks, pages from two charming children’s books will be placed on signs along trails at Lands End and Mountain Lake (Presidio) this summer. Learn about this project—and other fun programs in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library.
Batteries to Bluffs Trail in the Presidio
Park E-Ventures Article
Here’s a handy primer—or a reminder—of some common-courtesy rules of trail etiquette.
Information about the Japanese internment at the Presidio
Park E-Ventures Article
During Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May), the parks celebrate the community’s contributions—and remember its darkest hours. “Exclusion”—a new exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club—looks at the Presidio’s role in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II…75 years since FDR’s infamous Executive Order 9066.
Alcatraz Historic Gardens
Park E-Ventures Article
We caught up with “Chief Composting Officer” Dick Miner to get the scoop on Alcatraz Historic Gardens’ award-winning compost—and learn some tips for your own.
Green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on flower
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.