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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

Quiz Show’s Last Dance

We’re in the final countdown to Open Space Conference 2015.  Ticket sales will end May 7th so make sure you ... Continue reading

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Stories about climate, sheep, and trails

Don’t miss Open Road this Sunday at 6:30pm + ... Continue reading

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Open Space Oompa Loompas

There is a team of people eating a lot of chocolate. And they’re wo... Continue reading

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A Chance to be Together

Have you been seeing mysterious campfire photos on Instagram and ... Continue reading

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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