Stewardship

Monarch butterfly
Stewardship
Online/Virtual
Using paper, string, and tape you can make a Monarch Butterfly Kite. Join National Park Service Ranger Rebecca Au and Price Sheppy from the Parks Conservancy as they take you step by step through building your own kite to fly on Earth Day!
Red Legged Frog Monitoring
Stewardship
Online/Virtual
Join us and learn about the common and uncommon frogs you will see in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Western Pond Turtle Release
Stewardship
Online/Virtual
Learn about what makes the threatened western pond turtle so special and hear about the reintroduction of these turtles back into the Golden Gate Recreation Area.
Joy of the Parks
Stewardship
Online/Virtual
We invite you to an inspiring panel of San Francisco women working to create a beloved community, listening deeply to meet their community needs and advocating for access and equity in park spaces and nature.
Restoration Interns Pausing For A Pose
Stewardship
Online/Virtual
Join Park Stewardship Program staff Yakuta Poonawalla, Jaclyn Lim, and Price Sheppy as they lead an interactive panel of former interns in a discussion about what it's like to be a person of color in the environmental field.
Lands End
Article
Even though we have not been physically present to enjoy these comings and goings, I hope you know that all the attention and energy you have put into these lands, continues to show and brighten up the lives of many, especially during these trying times.
Colorful wildflowers in front of a disused federal penitentiary building on Alcatraz Island.
Article
For two months this year following the shelter-in-place order, the five gardens at Alcatraz grew wild and untended until Shelagh Fritz, the Senior Program Manager on the island, was able to return. The history of the Alcatraz Gardens is one of careful planning, wild growth, and dedicated work.
Lana Salvador (center) with her fellow healthcare workers in San Francisco.
Article
Lana Salvador, a respiratory isolation nurse in San Francisco, reflects on the lessons she learned in nature 10 years ago as a LINC intern, and how she still uses those lessons today.
A volunteer carries large bags of vegetation while walking on a trail
Article
Throughout the year, we enjoy expressing our gratitude to our volunteers who help steward our national parks every week, bringing their stories and a piece of their lives to our programs. We are grateful for our volunteers who have a passion for the outdoors and for spending their time with...
a colorful winged insect stands on a bright green plant
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What’s it like to make your way from one corner of the city to the other on foot? How about for an insect? Learn more about how we can help create and connect habitats for our backyard bugs.