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A volunteer gathers plants on a hill top
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The national parks have a never-ending “to-do” list, and a great portion of this list is taken on by our amazing volunteers. This season we’re pointing a spotlight on a very special volunteer who has been working with us for almost six years!
Sun shines through trees onto a stream and walkway in a forest
Article
Are diverse communities stronger communities? It is not as simple as you think.
Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
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Watch this televised special to learn about the parks’ strong foundations and bright future welcoming all who want to bask in their beauty. Or watch just to enjoy some of that beauty from afar!
Parks Conservancy Public Information Coordinator Melissa De Gant helped visitors understand the scope of the Redwood Renewal project in Muir Woods.
Gateways Article
In the fall of 2019, a special project launched at Muir Woods to help save endangered coho salmon. Redwood Renewal involves removing large boulders (“rip-rap”) from Redwood Creek and adding fallen trees and branches to create small pools for juvenile coho salmon to thrive.
Youth in the Urban Trailblazers program on a hike through the Presidio.
Gateways Article
Youth at the Crissy Field Center have become podcasting pros, and you can hear their work on your way to work!
Chris Lehnertz (left) with her award’s namesake, former National Park Service Director Fran Mainella, at the Hartzog awards ceremony
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Chris Lehnertz was honored with the Fran P. Mainella Award by the Clemson University Institute for Parks in recognition of her long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion in our nation’s parks.
Redwood fog globe, available at Parks Conservancy stores and online.
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Give a gift that feels good with one of our award-winning fog globes.
Fort Mason's Great Meadow during a sunset
Gateways Article
Fort Mason is a popular destination for history buffs, weekend revelers, and everyone in between. It’s a refuge on San Francisco’s northern waterfront, providing exceptional views of the larger San Francisco Bay.
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
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A Trail Stewardship Intern’s reflections on a transformative year.
A volunteer uses plant shears to trim a bush along a trail
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Ever wonder why you feel calmer, more focused, and happier when you take a hike outside?
Stinson Beach
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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.