Presidio of San Francisco

Preservation

Support Your Park

If you are interested in opportunities to help support the Presidio of San Francisco in our efforts to preserve and protect these natural and cultural resources, we recommend the following ways to help contribute to Golden Gate.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization created to:

  • Preserve the Golden Gate National Parks,
  • Enhance the experiences of park visitors, and
  • Build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

The Conservancy's work is undertaken with generous contributions from individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as income earned from operating park bookstores, merchandise and retail, publishing educational materials and providing interpretive tours.

Collections

Today, many relicts of the Presidio's past are preserved in outdoor, indoor and online collections at the park. Above are links to information about several of our outdoor collections that you can visit, as well as a link to some online history documents. The Park Archives and Records Center also houses two-dimensional objects. Questions regarding these collections can be directed by phone to 415-561-4807.

Bookstore

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

The Nonprofit Partner for the Golden Gate National Parks

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

The Parks Conservancy works in collaboration with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust to improve park sites, enlist volunteers in restoration projects, provide services and education programs for visitors and local communities, and engage diverse audiences in the national parks at the Golden Gate.

Funding and Aid to the National Parks

The Parks Conservancy's work is undertaken with generous contributions from individual, corporate, foundation and public agency donors, as well as income earned from operating park bookstores, merchandise and retail, publishing educational materials and providing interpretive tours. Since its inception in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided the National Park Service with more than $70 million in aid and is recognized as one of the largest, most effective park partners in the country.

For more information about the Conservancy's projects, and how to support the Conservancy, visit www.parksconservancy.org

Volunteer

You can learn new skills, teach others and stay active and involved. Volunteers at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Fort Point National Historic Site help present the diverse resources of one of America's most popular National Parks to today's visitors, and help preserve these precious resource for future generations. Volunteers at Golden Gate play a vital role in almost all aspects of park operations:

• Collecting data on birds of prey at the premier hawk watching site on the west coast.


• Designing and conducting information programs for the general public and school children.


• Removing non-native plants, growing native plants, and working in one of the park's nurseries.


• Restoring historic structures such as a World War II barracks or a mess hall.


• Working with park scientists to protect endangered species like the mission blue butterfly and peregrine falcon.

Volunteer opportunities at Golden Gate NRA are as diverse as the natural and cultural resources of the park. History buffs, amateur naturalists, artists, students, gardeners and many more people have found a place to share their skills at Golden Gate. Each volunteer's contribution makes a big difference!

A Great Place to Volunteer

There are many dream jobs for volunteers at GGNRA...

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a gem of the Bay Area. The park includes an array of resources unparalleled in the National Park System. Stunning forests, creeks, ridges and beaches. Hundreds of miles of trails. Rare plant and animal species. One of the most important collections of historic buildings in the country. And world renowned destinations like Alcatraz and Muir Woods, as well as lesser known but equally remarkable places. It is a park like no other.

Do you see your dream job? Do you want to know more about a job at GGNRA? If you have special skills or want to learn some, give the park a call. All volunteers receive orientation and training.

Join the Park Volunteer Team

Be a part of one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programs in the National Park System!The National Park Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Please contact:

Volunteer Hotline at (415) 561-4755

Nature & Science

The geography, climate and geology of the Presidio result in a complex natural history and a rich diversity of life. It is a unique world within a world. From birds to plants the ecosystems here can be found in few places on the planet.

These small islands of life are always at risk. A seemingly insignificant act … like picking a flower … can affect the plant for a year.

A thoughtlessly tossed plastic bottle will still be around a half-century later.