Nature in the City is San Francisco’s first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the Franciscan bioregion.
Nature in the City is San Francisco’s first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the city’s bioregions. Our membership reflects San Francisco’s reputation as a leading center for the safeguarding of urban species and the restoration of their habitats.
Nature in the City was founded by Peter Brastow in 2005 as a conservation effort to protect and restore San Francisco’s remnant natural habitats. Historically, the organization has been a key advocate for the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department Natural Areas Program, a devoted team of government employees working to preserve what is left of the City’s riparian corridors, bay edge wetlands, oak woodlands, rocky outcrops, grassland hilltops, and dune ecosystems.
Today, Nature in the City connects with the city at large through the sponsorship of nature walks, events for children and families, eco-literacy training, volunteer opportunities, and resources for community groups wishing to start their own community science projects.
We also have major ongoing stewardship projects, including, “Green Hairstreak Corridor” and “Backyard Habitat & Native Plant Nursery Network.” Nature in the City also partners with various organizations including the San Francisco Planning Department on the “Green Connections Plan.”
Our highly collaborative strategies/program areas are public education, community stewardship, and ecological restoration.
We also offer habitat & native plant consultation for public & private spaces.
Our program areas are public education, community stewardship, conservation advocacy, ecological restoration and collaboration.
Our current community engagement projects include:
– The Green Hairstreak Corridor
– Nature in the City TREKS
– Nature in the City TALKS
– Backyard Native Plant Nursery Network
– and more!
View more of our projects & programs at www.natureinthecity.org/projects.php.
Source: Nature in the City is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Amber Hasselbring
Why support Us
Ecological restoration and long-term ecological sustainability depend upon people and institutions changing how they interact with their local natural environment. In San Francisco, a new culture of local community ecological stewardship is emerging.
By joining us today, you help us to connect San Franciscans to their local environment with nature walks, eco-literacy trainings, volunteer opportunities, events for children and families, and resources for community groups wishing to start their own citizen science projects.
We also have major ongoing local projects that need your support. These include: Adah’s Stairway, the Backyard Habitat & Native Plant Nursery Network, the Green Connections Plan, the Green Hairstreak Corridor and Tigers on Market Street.
Check out our website at www.natureinthecity.org to find upcoming events & volunteer opportunities, to learn more about the nature in your own backyard, and link to local environmental organizations in your neighborhood.