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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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25 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! We like to think a little differently here at the Open Space Council. Accordingly we have some different ideas for h... Continue reading

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Little dances, big jumps, and high fives

Last week, we did a little dance, jumped ... Continue reading

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Playing tennis with Yoko Narter

Since our founding in 1990, we have been fiscally sponsored by another organization. That changed recently when we incorporated as a separate 5... Continue reading

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Stories about climate change, science, and kids

"There's not one inch of land that wasn't Indigenous land." With ... 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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