Endangered Species Big Year Kick-off Celebration | Presidio
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The 2010 Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year begins January 1, 2010 The kick-off celebration is January 9, 2010 at 1pm-3pm at the Presidio Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94129 and followed by a walk to see the threatened Snowy Plovers at Crissy Field. It is free and open to the public.
We’ll present a short description of the competition, enjoy some complimentary Arizmendi pizza and snacks, see a live San Francisco garter snake courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, and then take a short hike to search for the Western Snowy Plover at the Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area. The Sports Basement is also giving Big Year participants 10% off on items purchased at the store this day, and donating another 10% to the Wild Equity Institute!
If you want to make a day of it, you can also join us for a morning bike ride with the San Francisco Bike Coalition to see even more of the Park’s endangered flora and fauna. The ride begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Bazaar Café on California Street at 21st Avenue, San Francisco.
The Golden Gate National Parks contains more endangered species than any other National Park in continental North America. This is certainly cause for celebration, but also for concern. The Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year is a race against time to observe each of the 36 endangered and threatened species found within the Golden Gate National Parks, while taking 36 discrete conservation recovery actions that will help prevent these species from going extinct.
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