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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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Launching Outdoor Voice

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Announcement from the Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council, I am excited to announce that Deb Callahan will become the next ... Continue reading

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Trying, learning, and having some fun while we’re at it

You know what they say about change. It’s the only constant. The Open Space Conference tried something new this year. We took some ris... Continue reading

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Time to Use Your Outdoor Voice

We are so glad you joined us yesterday at the Open Space Conference!   ... 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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