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Stairs down to Black Sands Beach
Gateways Article
Here’s an insider’s guide to some of our favorite hidden gems of the GGNRA. From secret beaches to undiscovered redwood groves, these spots provide a chance to get into nature and steer clear of the crowds.
Two Park Stewardship Trail Crew members give big smiles for the camera
Article
A Trail Stewardship Intern’s reflections on a transformative year.
A volunteer uses plant shears to trim a bush along a trail
Article
Ever wonder why you feel calmer, more focused, and happier when you take a hike outside?
Stinson Beach
Article
Some national park sites within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area may close due to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff from October 26-30, 2019.
Eloy Martinez, third from right, at an event on Alcatraz.
Gateways Article
On Nov. 20, 1969, a group of Native Americans set up camp on Alcatraz Island in nonviolent protest, claiming it as Indian Land under the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868). Eloy Martinez was one of them.
Alcatraz Island
Article
At daybreak on Indigenous People’s Day 2019, in commemoration of 50th anniversary of the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz, the Bay Area indigenous community hosted the first-ever canoe trip around the island. Starting from the Aquatic Park Historic District, the flotilla of canoes were powered by communities and families from across...
Redwood trees at Muir Woods
Article
Some national park sites within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area were closed due to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff. Check this article for updates.
A person scales a rock wall outdoors overlooking a forest.
Two San Francisco Park Steward smile
Article
Get to know our new San Francisco Park Stewardship interns
Two San Francisco Park Steward smile
Article
Interns reflect on a year in the parks.
Volunteers in rain gear celebrate their hard work on the Coastal Trail.
Article
What kinds of shenanigans have the trail crew enjoyed with our volunteers the past 4 months?
A volunteer holds a bucket and debris grabbing tool on a trail.
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What is National Public Lands Day? How long has it been around, and how can I help? Find answers to these questions and more.