Find out how a nonprofit in rural California rose up to revive a state park with 12,000 years of human history.
National, state and local nonprofits are joining forces to save an artist’s historical legacy inside an underfunded California state park. The hidden gem holds a significant place in national art history, women’s history and Jewish history – themes under-explored in the park system today.
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It seems to me an escape from Alcatraz Island would have been possible. Granted, the currents felt very strong right next to the island when “I escaped,” but thousands of swimmers escape every year for fun. The New York Times ran this story to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a famous escape:
Many people do not realize that the storied Alcatraz Island is also part of the National Park system. A mile and one-half from the shores of San Francisco, the island features gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and 360 degree bay views.
Bobcat on a ridge above Olema Valley in the Golden Gate National Parks
Happy Earth Day!
Plumas-Eureka State Park. Photo by John Cooper.
Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse became a California State Historic Park in 2005.