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What makes the Bay Area great

The Bay Area Open Space Council is a unique network of nonprofits and public agencies that conserve, steward and connect people to the region’s world-class parks, trails, and working lands in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What started in 1990 as a small group of like-minded colleagues, the Open Space Council has grown to 65 organizational members and supporters that serve tens of millions of people each year, maintain thousands of miles of trails, produce delicious food, and steward over 1 million acres of publicly accessible parks.

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From the blog

Stories about milk, valleys, and Airbnb for camping

We spent yesterday out on the land. Did you too? If not, we highly recommend it. In fact, we prescribe it. Close up that computer and go outside!... Continue reading

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Stories about Open Space Council members (and so much more)

Man, it’s really true that Open Space Council members are doing grea... Continue reading

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What an Outdoor Voice sounds like

What does it mean to find, have, and use an outdoor voice? Of course there’s ... Continue reading

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Stories about the fish and the bees

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Members include:

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Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) East Bay Regional Park District San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Sempervirens Fund The Nature Conservancy

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