Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Here's the Dirt!
New teachers must attend the January 31, 2009 Teacher Workshop.
See what it takes to grow a national park—get down and dirty in the Golden Gate Native Plant Nurseries, where you’ll help NPS, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust staff grow native plants that will be used in habitat restoration. A box filled with fun, pre-visit activities prepares your students for their nursery experience. On-site, students engage in a variety of nursery tasks, including transplanting, composting, seed cleaning, and plant identification. Not only will your students learn about the environmental value of native plants, seed dispersal, plant diversity, and plant adaptation, they will also forge valuable connections to their neighborhood national park.
Here's the Dirt utilizes a student-centered learning approach. Lessons are organized so students can build on the knowledge they have already gained. Each activity, indoors and outside, is based on helping students achieve science education standards.
Did You Know?
California could see more than 50 percent more large wildfires in this century due to global warming and its consequenses.