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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

Open Space Conference program, and week 2 of the Quiz Show

Last Thursday 120+ people filled the room at the David Brower Center for our ... Continue reading

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Live blogging from the Almost Spring Gathering

Hello! We’re blogging live from today’s Almost Spring Gathering at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Today we’... Continue reading

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Come On Down! Quiz Show is Back!

The Open Space Conference on May 13-14 is getting closer a... Continue reading

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Data, numbers, acres, and stories

As a region we are protecting land that provide clean water, produce healthy food, and offer a wide range of recreational opportunities. And it’s... 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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