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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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While we’re giving thanks

It’s a short work week (if you’re even at work this week at all) and so we have a short (but outstanding!) list of Open Space Council m... Continue reading

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Live-blogging from the 2015 Harvest Gathering

Yes! We blogged live from today’s Harvest Gathering and it was fun, productive, and educational. For example, we learned ... Continue reading

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Talking about pocket parks and CORO Fellows with Omar Gonzales

Earlier this fall we hosted a ... Continue reading

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What a little gratitude will do

Last week as asked the interwebs to show some love for one of our members, East Bay Regional Park District. An outpouring of gratitude ensued. The ... 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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