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San Francisco Hiking

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Free hiking community for San Francisco and the Bay Area. Make new friends, explore local nature and wildlife, and get exercise at the same time. Helping unite San Francisco into a closer community.

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Lands End (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

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Heron’s Head Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

On San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront, Heron’s Head Park hosts nesting avocets, nature education programs, and the seeds of a revitalized ...

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Green film festivals showcase local flavor

February 29, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

It’s showtime. What better way to spend a blustery day in early March than to visit the two green film festivals in San Francisco? This year’s line-up features a number of films from Bay Area filmmakers and ones that touch on local topics. Among them is Bay Area filmmaker Jon Shenk's "The Island President" about how the recently ousted leader of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, is trying to save his country from being the first obliterated by sea level rise. In an interview, Shenk explains why all coastal cities -- including Bay Area cities -- should take what's happening in the Maldives to heart.

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Circles in the sand

February 13, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Now you see it. Now you don't. Jim Denevan creates art --very large art -- out of the most ephemeral media: patterns in sand which will wash away with the tide, tracings in the earth that will disappear with the first rain, etchings upon icy lakes that must melt with the coming of spring. Beach aficionados know him as "that surfer dude," but his artwork is reminiscent of masters like Christo and Goldsworthy.

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Sea Level Rise Could Wipe Out Ocean Beach

September 21, 2011 by Elizabeth Proctor

A new study finds flooding and episodic storm events could result in an estimated $20 million in damages by 2100. And accelerated landward erosion from an estimated 1.4-meter rise in sea-level by 2100 could result in $540 million in damages. Along the way, we'd lose habitat for plovers and bank swallows and a favorite recreation spot for millions of people.

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SF to Shift Street Tree Care to Property Owners

July 20, 2011 by Alex Zielinski

Due to looming city budget cuts, SF Mayor Ed Lee recently produced a budget package that cut $300,000 from street tree care. The proposal would shift the city’s responsibility for 24,000 trees in front of private property onto the property owners over the next seven years.

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Kids Clean Up and Make Art at Ocean Beach

May 20, 2011 by Juliet Grable

How do you get 500-plus kids to sit still on the beach? Tell them a helicopter is about to fly overhead and take their collective photograph, and that by the way, they'll also be on television. It happened at Ocean Beach, and all in the name of ocean conservation.

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Kids’ Ocean Day: Cleaning Beaches and Making Art

May 10, 2011 by Juliet Grable

On May 19 thousands of kids from San Diego to Vancouver will gather on seven West Coast beaches to pick up trash and create impressive aerial art. These kids are participating in Ocean Day, part of the California Coastal Commission's Adopt-A-Beach Program.

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Welcome Back, Snowy Plovers

July 01, 2010 by Lissa Miner

Despite the fog, we still think of summer as beach season here in the Bay Area. And that's one thing we have in common with the western snowy plover, a small bird that needs a lot of help to brave the crowds on San Francisco's beaches. Volunteering to watch, walk, and talk for the snowy plover at Ocean Beach or Crissy Field may be just right for you.

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