You Can Ensure That Our Parks Will Always Welcome All
More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together
Before we jump into the New Year, we have to look back and give a HUGE round of applause to all of the volunteers who generously contributed their time and energy to the Golden Gate National Parks in 2012.
On behalf of the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and the Parks Conservancy, THANK YOU! We know that your time is precious and we are honored and grateful that you choose to spend it with us caring for these spectacular parks.
Over the course of this past year, more than 36,000 members of our community volunteered in the parks, contributing over a half-million hours of service. The numbers are certainly impressive, but it is each of you who give these numbers meaning and significance—you bring the heart and soul to this collective effort.
Some of you were able to offer a few hours and some of you hundreds of hours—across the spectrum, we are truly thankful. Each and every one of you has made a positive impact that contributes to the fundamental health and enduring preservation of these vital parklands.
As volunteers, you have supported just about every aspect of managing these parks. Below is just a SMALL sampling of your accomplishments in 2012 - we've only scratched the surface:
You are an absolute inspiration. Our parks were established by community action and each of you carries on that legacy today through your dedication, spirit, and remarkable generosity.
You are Park Heroes! Cheers to you and here’s to an exceptional 2013 for all!