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Happy Plants on New Presidio Dunes

July 01, 2012 by Aleta George

Recent dune restoration at the southwestern edge of the Presidio has worked wonders for native plants.

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Decision Time at Lawson’s Landing

July 07, 2011 by Garrett McAuliffe

For nearly five decades, the campground at Lawson's Landing has existed in a sort of legal limbo, never acquiring the necessary permits to make camping legitimate. Now, after a half-century of unauthorized expansion, the campground finally looks set to resolve its long-standing rift with the law. The California Coastal Commission meets July 13 in San Rafael to decide the campground's future.

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Marking Time on the Dunes

April 01, 2008 by Dan Rademacher

A walk at Lawson’s Landing is a step back into simpler times, when families returned to the same spot every ...

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Shifting Sands

April 01, 2008 by Jules Evens

At the mouth of Tomales Bay, sand dunes and seasonal wetlands coexist uneasily with California's largest coastal campground. The dunes at Lawson's Landing, home to rare butterflies and plants like the dune tansy, are among the few left of a once-common coastal habitat that could be restored and maintained as a healthy, functioning ecosystem. But can that be accomplished without driving out the family-run camping operation at the dunes that, since 1957, has been an affordable summer getaway for thousands of visitors?

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Undercover San Francisco

April 01, 2002 by Mark Brest van Kempen

Have you ever wondered what some familiar spots in San Francisco looked like 300 years ago? Environmental artist Mark Brest van Kempen did, so he went back in time and took some pictures.

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