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Whales are common recurring characters in the waters along Crissy Field, but in October 2018, one (artificial) leviathan made its landfall. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Blue Whale art exhibit on Crissy Field challenges everyday visitors to examine their plastic consumption and the health of our oceans.
NPS Redwood Creek Vegetation Crew at Muir Beach overlook.
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Members of the Redwood Creek Vegetation Crew are specially attuned to the vibrant life that surrounds them while caring for the watershed. Experience their discoveries through a hand-illustrated field guide to the flora and fauna of Redwood Creek.
Our 2018 holiday gift guide: Perfect presents inspired by the Golden Gate National Parks
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Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping this year? We’ve got you covered.
Youth photographers' images from Crissy Field Center programs during the summer of 2018.
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These amateur artists were new to DSLR photography before they came through the Crissy Field Center, which makes their heartwarming, hilarious, and artistic shots all the more incredible. See their images and hear their stories.
Aurora Perez.
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Former stewardship intern Aurora Perez shares her powerful connections to the parks, which started when her father brought her along on gardening jobs as a kid, paying her a dollar for every caterpillar she found.
Participants in a shuttle trip to Lands End in 2018 via the San Francisco Public Library's Summer Stride program.
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Our already popular partnership with the San Francisco Public Library went to new heights in 2018. We saw a 24 percent increase in Summer Stride participation and 46 percent increase in ranger program participation!
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Our top 10 park pickup lines are *not* guaranteed to help you land a Valentine’s Day date.
Before-and-after images crissy field
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Remember when Crissy Field was a barren parking lot with tumbleweeds rolling through? Interactive sliders show just how much it’s changed for the better, as we look to the future with Crissy Field Next. Play around with the before and after images to see the change.
High schoolers from around the Bay Area participated in the LINC outdoor leadership program in summer 2018.
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These 40 high schoolers spent the summer in the Golden Gate National Parks through our intensive LINC youth leadership program. Here, in their own words, is their adventure.
Former Alcatraz guard Jim Albright speaks at the final Alcatraz reunion on August 12, 2018.
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Several former guards and other Alcatraz residents embodied the living history of the island at the last formal reunion of the Alcatraz Alumni Association. But the stories of Alcatraz residents will still be told.
Searching for migrating hawks
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Everywhere other than the Bay Area, fall signals lightweight jackets, waning sunlight, and foliage going into seasonal slumber. Here in our country of California, fall is “Summer: The Sequel,” an action-packed thriller filled with events in your Golden Gate National Parks. Snag your pumpkin-spice latte (it is fall, after all)...
Interior of Sutro Baths, circa 1900
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As we celebrate Black History Month in February, we can find resonances here in our national parks, those places historian Wallace Stegner called “the best idea we ever had.”