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Remembering Brian O’Neill

July 01, 2009 by Aleta George

In May 2009, the Bay Area–and the nation–lost one of its most eloquent and effective advocates for open space preservation and access. Brian O’Neill, superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) since 1986, died of complications from heart surgery…

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2009 by David Loeb

If you’ve ever hiked Sweeney Ridge, or biked the Marin Headlands, or birdwatched at Fort Funston, or been seduced by

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The Art of Flight

January 01, 2009 by Josiah Clark

Ryan Jones (1978-2008) was a local naturalist, artist, and educator. His work with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and National Parks Conservancy touched the lives of hundreds of people of all ages.

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Getting to Work on Tennessee Hollow

September 05, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The Presidio’s Tennessee Hollow watershed is steeped in history. And it’s a magnet for wildlife. Now, the Presidio Trust is embarking on an ambitious restoration project. Find out how you can take part.

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Whispers in the Water

April 01, 2007 by Geoffrey Coffey

By a quiet picnic area in the Presidio, water gurgles out of the hillside, spills over brick walls, and disappears underground on its way north to Crissy Field and the Bay. This is El Polin Springs, celebrated by the Ohlone and the Spanish for bringing fertility to anyone who drank of it. Ambitious plans to uncover the watershed’s stream channels are peeling back interwoven layers of human and natural history to reveal a complete urban watershed.

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Bay Area Pond Walks

April 01, 2007 by David Carroll

With the heat of summer not yet upon us, now is the best time to take stock of ponds all

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Presidio, Past and Present

April 01, 2007 by Jessica Taekman

San Francisco’s Presidio is among the richest historical sites in the Bay region, or perhaps in all of California, a

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Unearthing Mountain Lake

October 01, 2006 by Sarah Sweedler

In 2001, bulldozers excavated two immense old army water tanks that long sat at the edge of Mountain Lake, a

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First Encounters

January 01, 2006 by David Rains Wallace

When European explorers and naturalists began coming to California a few centuries ago, most sailed right past the fog-shrouded Golden Gate. But those few who did stop here, including the botanist-poet who first described the California poppy, left tantalizing clues to the world they saw before the Gold Rush transformed the Bay Area from backwater to boomtown.

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Presidio Art Exhibit: Birds of the Pacific Slope

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

This summer, a new exhibit in San Francisco’s Presidio celebrates one of the world’s most diverse urban bird habitats. From

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