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Join Us October 7 to Honor Rose Braz with the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is honoring our late Chairperson Rose Braz with the 2017 Trailblazer Award, and we invite you to attend the ceremony and celebrate Rose's life with us at the Sierra Club's David Brower Dinner on October 7th, 5-8pm at the…

Remembering Rose Braz: Watch the Livestream

In loving memory of Rose BrazAugust 4, 1961 - May 3, 2017 Sunday July 30, 20172-5 pm

Celebrate Rose Braz July 30, 2pm at San Francisco's Brava Theater

REMEMBERING ROSE BRAZ SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Brava! for Women In the Arts 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA Please RSVP using Evite: http://evite.me/TZXGP2YddY Dear Friends, As you know, Rose Braz…

Rose Braz Has Died, But She Is Not Going Away

To continue Rose's vision Wild Equity has established the Rose Braz Memorial Fund.  Please contribute today so we can advance Rose's vision for a more just and sustainable world.  Read more about Rose's incredible life below, and thank…
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Build It and They Will Come: Emperor Goose at Sharp Park!!

Our recent rains allowed Sharp Park's Laguna Salada wetlands to drink deeply, and now an unusual visitor has made the wetland complex its temporary home. An Emperor Goose, normally found near the Aleutian Islands and points north, has been…

Press Release: Environmental Groups Appeal SF Plan to Redevelop Money-losing Sharp Park Golf Course

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2017 Press Contact: Brent Plater, bplater@wildequity.org, 415-572-6989 Environmental Groups Appeal SF Plan to Redevelop Money-losing Sharp Park Golf Course Endangered San Francisco Garter Snake and California…

Winter Rains Breathe Life into Laguna Salada ... For Now

Our recent winter rains have allowed Sharp Park's Laguna Salada wetland complex to drink deeply, reclaiming areas that Sharp Park Golf Course drains and mows to create fairways and greens. But if the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's…
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Last Stand for the Lange's Metalmark Butterfly?

In February 2017, Wild Equity will appear before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where the health of Antioch's people and the continued existence of the Bay Area's most imperiled butterfly will be on the line.   But we can't win…
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Last Chance for the Beautiful Serpent?

Will San Francisco squander one of the last opportunities to help the endangered San Francisco Garter Snake?  Unless you stand with us now, the City of St. Francis probably will.   For years Wild Equity has been leading the fight against…
Restore Sharp Park Rally
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Stand with Wild Equity in 2017!

Dear Friend, With the tectonic shift in national politics, our focus on local environmental and social issues may be our only hope. The victory at Standing Rock, in the backdrop of the incoming climate change-denying administration, shows…
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Dec. 15, 1pm: Stop the Sharp Park Golf Course Bailout!

Thursday, December 15, 1pm, San Francisco City Hall Room 400: Join us at a San Francisco Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission joint meeting where the commissioners will vote on a taxpayer funded bailout of the money-losing,…

San Francisco Moves to Bailout Controversial Sharp Park Golf Course

San Francisco’s Significant Natural Resource Areas Program was to be one of the great urban conservation programs in America. But in 2016, San Francisco released a Final Environmental Impact Report ("FEIR") for the Significant Natural Resource…

A New Vision for Sharp Park

A new vision for one special place in Pacifica could help bring some desperately needed respite for imperiled wildlife, while helping protect the town’s homes and vital infrastructure. One of the rarest, and arguably most beautiful…

Wetlands on Tuesday's Ballot for Bay Area Voters

Wild Equity’s vision for Sharp Park has called for restoring the wetlands and repurposing the lands as a new national park for the public to enjoy. This proposal has been passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors 5 times, and a…

This National Trails Day, Tell Mayor Lee to Restore Sharp Park

This Saturday, June 4th is National Trails Day- a day to celebrate the 200,000 miles of trails in the United States which allow us to exercise, connect with the natural world, escape from the chaos of daily life, and much more. Hiking…
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It's Air Quality Awareness Week: Who Bears the Brunt of Air Pollution?

This week (May 2-6) is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Air Quality Awareness Week. Unfortunately, the EPA is still giving the green light to projects (e.g. new power plants) which poison the air and compromise the health and…

Washington Golf Course to be Repurposed as a Public Park

As the golf market remains in the doldrums, courses across the United States continue to close. In 2015 alone, five courses were shut down in the Bay Area, including courses in Sunol, Livermore, & Pleasant Hill. Considering the size…

GGNRA Dog Plan Enhances Diversity

The following is an Op-Ed written by Nina Roberts, professor at San Francisco State University and director of the Pacific Leadership Institute, for the San Francisco Examiner. April 28, 2016. You can access it on the SF Examiner website. Some…
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New Proposed Dog Management Plan Creates Better Park Experience For All

Last month, the National Park Service announced a new Proposed Rule for Dog Management in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - and with a little bit of improvement it would ultimately enhance the park experience for visitors, protect our…
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Values, Market Value, and Non-Profit Management

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Brent Plater, executive director of the Wild Equity Institute, will give a presentation to the BAIA (Business Association Italy America) Bay Area Italian Executive Business Network. Mr. Plater will pull…
Leash laws and enclosed off-leash play areas are essential safeguards for us all.

Tell Your Local Public Officials to Support Increased Leash Law Enforcement in the GGNRA

Off-leash dogs have been an ongoing problem in the GGNRA for many years. They can negatively impact people, our pets, wildlife, and park resources. Imperiled wildlife like the western snowy plover are frequently harassed by off-leash dogs; guide…

Bay Area Still Not Serious About Preparing for Sea Level Rise

Sharp Park Golf Course has flooding issues as it is. Sea level rise will only make it worse. New reports say that sea levels are now rising faster than they have at any point in the common era, and the clock is ticking on the opportunity…
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Movie Night: A Dangerous Game

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Join the Wild Equity Institute for a screening of A Dangerous Game, an explosive documentary from filmmaker and investigative journalist Anthony Baxter (You’ve Been Trumped), which examines the eco-impact…
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Tell the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Support Good Dog Park Design

Off-leash dogs have been an ongoing problem in the City for many years. They can negatively impact people, our pets, wildlife, and park resources. Imperiled wildlife like the western snowy plover are frequently harassed by off-leash dogs; guide…
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Mori Point Hike with Save the Frogs!

Saturday, April 30, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm On April 30 at 11 am, we’ll be joining forces with one of our favorite conservation groups Save the Frogs! We’ll be leading a hike at Mori Point. Join us to learn more about the endangered species…
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San Francisco's Fragmented Ecosystems

San Francisco has 32 pockets of undeveloped land set aside for the preservation of the natural world. These pockets hold the last remnants of wildness once found across the lands where we now live, but do we have room in our parks and our hearts…

Golfonomics: The Millennial Challenge

Golf needs millennials — but attracting them is proving to be difficult. The industry wants insight, and the Pro Golf Association (PGA) has created a task force aiming to redefine the golf experience. The sport’s popularity has been waning,…
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Shop at Amazon & Support Wild Equity

Wild Equity always recommends shopping locally and supporting businesses in your community. But sometimes that isn’t possible: for example, where else will you find an original portrait of the Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose? When you…
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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Butterfly and Local Communities

For Immediate Release, July 24, 2013 Contacts: Laura Horton, Wild Equity Institute, (415) 235-0492 Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 436-9682 x318 Roger Lin, Communities for a Better Environment, (510) 302 0430…
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Help Move the World: Contribute to Wild Equity Today!

I’m starting this note with two short stories that inspired our work this year. After reading them, I believe you’ll be inspired to become a Wild Equity Institute member, so we can continue our extraordinary work. Recently I returned…
Restore Sharp Park Rally

Sharp Park Ordinance's Good Government" Design Appeals to Moderates & Progressives"

An extraordinary victory for people and the environment was won this week when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to begin restoration planning with the National Park Service for Sharp Park, a City-owned wetland in Pacifica. A restoration…
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Mayor Lee Rejects Sharp National Park, Pushes Back-room Golf Development Deal

December 20, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brent Plater, Wild Equity Institute, (415) 572-6989 Kerry Kriger, Save the Frogs, (831) 600-5442 Arthur Feinstein, Sierra Club, (415) 680-0643 Mayor Lee Vetoes National Park Partnership…