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3,000 Hungry Goats Take Over Oakland Hillside3,000 Hungry Goats Take Over Oakland Hillside
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Wow

Thanks to the Oakland Fire Department for sharing their video of 3,000 hungry goats on the King Estates Open Space in Oakland. They were released as part of Oakland Fire’s annual vegetation management program. 3000 very lucky and hungry goats were released into the King Estates Open Space this week as part more...

Locally Extinct Butterflies Now Thriving in The PresidioLocally Extinct Butterflies Now Thriving in The Presidio
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Uplifting

Thank you to ABC7 News for sharing that a previously locally extinct butterfly is now flourishing in The Presidio. Thanks to a successful restoration of their native habitat, the Variable Checkerspot Butterflies were the sixth native wildlife species to be re-introduced in the Presidio and now they’re thriving. The variable checkerspot or Chalcedon more...

Presidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF's Mountain LakePresidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF’s Mountain Lake
By - posted 5/10/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy, Uplifting

Welcome to the world, baby turtle! Back in 2015 – after the completion of massive cleanup efforts at Mountain Lake – the Presidio Trust, along with San Francisco Zoo and Sonoma State University, reintroduced native Western pond turtles. Thankfully, The Presidio’s wildlife ecologists recently found a cute baby turtle, the more...

350 Statues Coming to GG Park as Powerful New Art Piece350 Statues Coming to GG Park as Powerful New Art Piece
By - posted 5/4/2021
Brand New, Causes, Outdoorsy

A new work of public art will rise in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Monumental Reckoning squarely addresses America’s original sin of slavery while guiding us to a more honest, inclusive, and uplifting future. UPDATE: The installation was approved by both the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Recreation more...

Point Reyes' "Drakes Beach" Closes for 4 MonthsPoint Reyes’ “Drakes Beach” Closes for 4 Months
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy

Drakes Beach, a favorite summer destination with sweeping views of the bay by the same name and of the Point Reyes National Seashore, will be closed for nearly four months starting on Monday, May 3 to accommodate road repairs and wetland restoration. A large part of the beach’s parking lot, which was more...

SF Officially Adopts New Relaxed Outdoor Mask RulesSF Officially Adopts New Relaxed Outdoor Mask Rules
By - posted 5/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Outdoorsy, Reopening

The California Department of Public Health today announced new outdoor masking rules which the city of San Francisco has adopted according to a press release issued by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM). These changes mean fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people can forgo mask-wearing while engaging in outdoor activities more...

CA Set to Follow CDC's New Relaxed Mask MandateCA Set to Follow CDC’s New Relaxed Mask Mandate
By - posted 4/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Outdoorsy, Reopening

Thanks to SFGate for sharing that California is examining the new CDC guidelines and aiming to relax the statewide mask mandate that’s been in place since June 2020. On Tuesday, April 27, Gov. Newsom announced that if you’re fully vaccinated, you will no longer be required to wear a mask if more...

Big Basin State Park Plans for Limited Reopening by Memorial DayBig Basin State Park Plans for Limited Reopening by Memorial Day
By - posted 4/27/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Causes, Fire Updates, Getting Help, Healing, Outdoorsy, Reopening

By Julie Cart – CalMatters In the annals of California history, no one has ever had to put a broken state park back together. There’s no guidebook, no rules. So now state officials and conservationists are attempting a complex and extraordinary Humpty Dumpty project: The reawakening of Big Basin Redwoods State more...

100+ Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens in San Francisco100+ Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens in San Francisco
By - posted 4/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy

Check out this spectacular map with hundreds of pollinator garden sites throughout SF thanks to the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Click on the different colored pins on the map for more info or go to the main map to learn more. April 2021 is Climate Action Month Join the San Francisco community for a more...

Missing 150-Foot Section of Big Sur's Highway 1 Reopens TodayMissing 150-Foot Section of Big Sur’s Highway 1 Reopens Today
By - posted 4/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

After being closed for nearly 3 months, a 150-foot section of Highway 1 in Big Sur is set to reopen Friday, April 23rd at Noon.  The roadway at Rat Creek (about 50 miles south of Monterey) was washed away during heavy rains on January 28th. Related Stories Big Sur’s Highway 1 Set more...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22
By - posted 4/21/2021

Thanks to Earthsky for sharing the details about April’s meteor shower, The Lyrids.  The Lyrids are usually active every year from April 16 to 25. In 2021, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak predawn on Thursday, April 22. Head out after 10:30 pm on April 21 to try your best to more...

2021's First "Supermoon" is a Pink Moon (April 26)2021’s First “Supermoon” is a Pink Moon (April 26)
By - posted 4/21/2021

The first “supermoon” of 2021 will be on Monday, April 26, and it’s also a pink moon. In San Francisco, moonrise is set for 7:44p and moonset is 6:50am. This is typically the best time for photos since the moon will be close to the horizon so you can take photos more...

Check Out Berkeley's Colorful Southern African "Super Bloom"Check Out Berkeley’s Colorful Southern African “Super Bloom”
By - posted 4/16/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Spring Flowers, Wow

By Victoria Franco – Bay City News Foundation The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley has reopened to the public with a special attraction, a Southern African “Super Bloom” consisting of plants from South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, and Namibia. Thousands of yellow, purple, orange, fuchsia and white flowers have created more...

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” KickoffFree National Parks Day for “National Park Week” Kickoff
By - posted 4/15/2021
Celebrations, Deals, Freebies, Outdoorsy

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, the National Park Service joins together with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to more...

10 Great East Bay Parks for Spring Wildflowers10 Great East Bay Parks for Spring Wildflowers
By - posted 4/15/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy

The East Bay Regional Parks are awash with colorful spring wildflower blooms. As winter turns to spring the east bay parks transform into a beautiful sight as wildflowers begin to bloom from about the end of March through beginning of May. Check out their new Wildflowers in Your Parks webpage dedicated to more...