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Lainie Motamedi, left, and Park Ranger Katlyn Grubb ride out from the Horse Mounted Patrol Stables in the Marin Headlands.
Park E-Ventures Article
The Horse Mounted Patrol is the only program in the GGNRA that allows volunteers to ride National Park-owned horses. The 43-year-old program is unique in that it’s run entirely by volunteers—some of whom have served for close to three decades.
Some of the interesting geological formations seen from Lands End were once hills in a vast plain that extended 27 miles past the current California coastline.
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San Francisco’s most unique and interesting attribute might be the Bay Area’s geology.
Raven Chacon, together with Bay Area guitar-percussion duo, The Living Earth Show.
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Tremble Staves is a 70-minute performance at Sutro Baths on October 19. Chacon and The Living Earth Show will use water as an instrument to illuminate its role in our lives. We had a chance to sit down for a Q&A with Chacon.
ranger preparing for Boy Scout troop
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In honor of its birthday, here is a rapidfire history lesson about the parks and the creation of the agency that helps care for them.
Bumble Bee (Bombus sp.) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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It seems we see bees buzzing around just about any plant, but what are their favorite flowers? Bees love native California flora!
San Mateo Park Stewardship intern Samuel Peña.
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I’ve made countless memories over this internship, but there are definitely some moments that stick out in my mind a little more than others.
Park Stewardship San Mateo intern Laurasia Holzman Smith.
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These parks, including Rancho Corral de Tierra, have shown me what it means to be resilient and persevere in the face of challenges and change.
Colorful dyed fabric.
Marin Parks Stewardship Newsletter Article
Let’s gather inspiration and delve into the cross-pollination of creativity and restoration!
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory intern Kirsti Carr.
Park E-Ventures Article
After a few minutes of listing bird qualities, Kirsti Carr stops herself and laughs. “I love everything about birds,” she admits. “They’re just weird!”
Man plays piano while at Fort Point National Historic Site
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Pianos + Fort Point = A weekend of music under the Golden Gate Bridge! See our favorite Instagram photos of the pop-up performances from visitors like you.
From left, Middle School Summer Programs Instructors Imari Keith, Aiden Koontz, Kathleen Wong, Olive Tambou, Dion Chung, and Nhi Nguyen. The six youth leaders from summer 2019 were all past participants in Crissy Field Center programs.
Gateways Article
All six Middle School Programs Instructors this summer were past participants in Crissy Field Center programs, so inspired by their own experiences that they wanted to mentor a new generation of park lovers.
A banded juvenile Red-tailed Hawk takes flight after release.
Park E-Ventures Article
As the chilly summer fog peels off the San Francisco Bay Area, grab your layers and get outside with the Parks Conservancy for these can’t-miss happenings from September through December.