Latest from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2016 Local Hero Award Winner for Conservation Action

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

For more than 25 years, Andrea Mackenzie has been an effective and passionate leader for open space protection in the ...

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With the Government Shut Down, What Happens to Federally Funded Research?

October 07, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

National parks are not only recreational hubs, but they also serve as centers for scientific research and environmental monitoring programs. Since the federal government shutdown, researchers have been unable to continue their work running the risk that months of consistent study could be lost in a few weeks.


SF Green Film Festival opens with Marin’s open space rebels

May 29, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Premier night (Thursday) at the SF Green Film Festival is a film about the people who saved Marin's coastline from development. (Interview)

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GGNRA mulls plastic water bottle ban

April 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

GGNRA is under pressure to join growing number of national parks that ban the sale of plastic water bottles.


Deficit battles hurt Bay Area’s national parklands this summer

March 21, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Closed visitors centers, fewer programs, brushy trails and dirtier bathrooms -- Washington's deficit battles will hurt the Bay Area's national parklands this summer.

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Muir Beach (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This pocket beach just beyond the Marin Headlands is a perfect place for combined beachwalking and tidepooling, but bring a ...

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Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This park has it all: miles of trails, hills, cliffs, beaches, forested valleys and spectacular views of the coast, San ...

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Lands End (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff


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Crissy Field (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This shoreline park, once a military airstrip, underwent major habitat restoration and it’s now popular with birders, runners, windsurfers, and ...

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Should National Parks Allow Air Tours?

October 12, 2011 by Paul Epstein

Two air tour operators got a provisional green light for low-flying air tours over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes. Meanwhile, a long-term Air Tour Management Plan is in the works. As the October 21 public comment deadline approaches, some environmentalists say air tours have no place in parks, while tour operators say they offer access to people who might not otherwise see the parks.

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