Fog at the Golden Gate

September 28th, 2011

As part of our new documentary and digital media effort to tell the story of the legacy and future of the Golden Gate National Parks, we’ve begun filming right here in our favorite neighborhood. We captured this on our first day and have included it here as part of our 1Minute Vacation series. Listen, look and enjoy.

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Bay Area Lighthouses

March 23rd, 2011

The Bay Area is home to a number of lighthouses, including the very first on the West Coast… constructed on Alcatraz in 1854. Here’s a video visit to three other local light stations, Point Bonita, East Brother and Pigeon Point.

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Doug’s Conversation with Marty Griffin

May 5th, 2010


Cavallo Point

April 26th, 2010

– Doug McConnell

I had the honor to MC the transfer of Fort Baker from the Army to our Golden Gate National Parks in 2002.   Over the years, I followed the planning led by the Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Passport Resorts and Equity Community Builders to turn an historic military base into an iconic Park Lodge, spa and conference center for the 21st Century.   What a team!   They worked closely and well together and created a jewell in our National Park crown……and a place that welcomes all of us to visit, to relax, to enjoy the spectacular setting and learn about history and nature in the process.  It’s one of my favorite places in the Bay Area……in one of the finest urban settings on earth.  Committed to environmental sustainability at every level, from its Leed Gold Certification, to its fine and mostly locally grown and organic food, to its partnership with the Institute at the Golden Gate (,) Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate is setting new standards for comfort, quality and commitment to an improved environment in the 21st century.   Check out our video, then stop by and soak it up.  Whether you spend the night, have a meal or just wander around on your own… won’t be disappointed……and you won’t want to leave.

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Bay Area Wildlife Viewing

April 23rd, 2010

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Glide Memorial Church

April 22nd, 2010

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5 Favorite Things to Do in Mendocino

April 21st, 2010

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SF’s East Bay Regional Parks

April 19th, 2010

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Ricochet Ridge — Mendocino Coast on Horseback

April 10th, 2010

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The Pelicans of Rodeo Lagoon

February 15th, 2010

Whether you pronounce it RODE-ee-oh or Row-DAY-oh, it’s a fine place to grab a seat and watch one of nature’s most interesting air shows… pelicans in flight.

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