GGAS Centennial Archive

Golden Gate Audubon and the 1,300 acres October 10, 2017

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By William Hudson & Ilana DeBare

The new two-mile McCosker Loop Trail in Orinda is a short trail with a long story behind it – a story that could easily be called “Golden Gate Audubon Society and the 1,300 acres.”

The trail is part of Gateway Valley, an area now known as Wilder, located south of Highway 24 and just east of the Caldecott Tunnel. The area is critical wildlife habitat – a key link in the …

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What are your dreams for Golden Gate Audubon’s next century? September 19, 2017

Posted by Ilana DeBare in GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

Yesterday we printed quotes from our volunteers about what they most appreciate about Golden Gate Audubon Society. Today we’re sharing other responses from the Centennial survey that our volunteers filled out last year — about what they hope and envision for our next century.

Do these statements strike a chord with you? Do you have other or different ideas? Please leave a comment

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What do you love about Golden Gate Audubon? September 18, 2017

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By Ilana DeBare

Last year, while planning for our Centennial exhibit, we conducted a survey of our most active volunteers to learn what they felt was unique about Golden Gate Audubon Society. Their responses helped us shape the exhibit.

Now, as we enter the final months of our Centennial year, it seems an opportune moment to share some of their answers with you. Today we’re featuring responses about…

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Farallon Islands through the centuries August 8, 2017

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Editor’s Note: The Farallon Islands have been part of Golden Gate Audubon Society’s history since our founding a century ago in 1917. Today they face a new threat as the Trump Administration considers paring back the surrounding National Marine Sanctuary to allow oil drilling. This is a reprint of a story that ran in The Gull newsletter ten years ago as part of our 90th anniversary celebrations.

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Chalking the wonder of birds at the Presidio July 11, 2017

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By Ilana DeBare

Our traveling Centennial exhibit arrives at the Presidio this week — heralded by 20 very large, very colorful, and somewhat dusty birds.

Chalk birds.

A bevy of artists gathered last Saturday to create sidewalk chalk images of birds of the Presidio, in a celebration of our Centennial co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust.

Pigeon Guillemot. Anna’s Hummingbird. Black Phoebe. Violet-green

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Centennial exhibit comes to Oakland May 25, 2017

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By Ilana DeBare

On the road again… to Oakland!

After a month’s hiatus for Birdathon, Golden Gate Audubon Society’s traveling Centennial exhibit has returned to public view, now at Oakland’s City Hall complex.

The main Centennial exhibit of 14 colorful panels is open during business hours in the lobby of the city’s Dalziel Building until July 7.  In addition, we have …

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Celebrating our 100th birthday at Tilden February 6, 2017

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By Ilana DeBare

Hey, if you turn 100, you’re allowed to celebrate for more than one day, right? Like maybe for a whole year?

That’s what we at Golden Gate Audubon are doing. For the Centennial of our founding in 1917, we developed a traveling museum exhibit that will be featured at different venues throughout 2017.

During February and March, it will be on display at the Environmental Education …

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