Recent Report Demonstrates Urgency of Restoring Wetlands at Sharp Park

A San Francisco Garter Snake, one of the residents of the wetlands at Sharp Park A new report suggests that San Francisco cannot wait any longer to restore Sharp Park. The report, completed by over 100 scientists and 17 government agencies,…

Wild Equity Challenges EPA’s Motion to Dismiss

Appearing before a federal judge in Oakland on October 21st, Wild Equity challenged the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing failure to protect communities and endangered species in Antioch, CA, from a PG&E power…

Opposition to Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Program

In order to ensure that the good isn’t thrown out with the bad, the Wild Equity Institute and an array of environmental and community supporters are demanding that the Sharp Park Golf Course redevelopment plan be segregated out of the Significant Natural Resource Areas Program Management Plan, and considered separately through its own environmental review process.

Volunteer for Wild Equity at the Wildlife Conservation Expo!

Have a passion for conservation? The 2015 Wildlife Conservation Exposition will be taking place at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF this Saturday, October 10th, from 10am to 6:30pm. The event will feature fifty organizations and nineteen…

Another Wetland Restoration Success Story: South Bay Salt Ponds

Ridgway’s Rail, one of the endangered species to return to South Bay Salt Ponds (Source: Golden Gate Audubon Society) Over the last several years, Wild Equity has been working on a campaign to close down Sharp Park Golf Course and…

Learning to Live Equitably: A Lesson for Sharp Park Golf Course

This figure demonstrates the location of a wildlife corridor at Sharp Park that would allow for passage across Highway 1 Given the massive impact human civilization has on Earth, an equitable relationship between people and the other species…

Sea Level Rise, Waterfront Development, and Sharp Park

As sea levels rise, flooding at Sharp Park Golf Course will gradually worsen Despite San Francisco’s progressive reputation, the city is doing a subpar job of preparing for the impacts of climate change. According to a Summer 2015 report…

The Crashing Golf Market and You: Why it doesn’t make sense to invest millions of your taxpayer money in San Francisco’s failing Sharp Park Golf Course

Annual flooding reduces golf activity at Sharp Park Golf Course Sharp Park Golf Course has a lot going against it these days. Since 2005, the course has lost San Francisco nearly 1.4 million dollars (see table below). Take a look at player-written…

Restoring Sharp Park…For Everyone

Click here to download a brochure that outlines our vision to restore Sharp Park! Tomorrow morning you step out onto the edge of 400 acres of natural wetland, just as the sunlight breaks through the sea-breezed clouds overhead. You breathe…

Former Sharp Park Golf Course Supervisor Turns Whistleblower Over Course’s Environmental Problems

Massive water draining at Sharp Park Golf Course The allegations of Wayne Kappelman, a former supervisor at Sharp Park Golf Course, need to be put into perspective. Kappelman was showered with awards while he towed the party line as the course…

Tell Mayor Lee You Support Restoring Sharp Park!!!

In 2011 the Board of Supervisors passed legislation that enables San Francisco to partner with the National Park Service at Sharp Park to transition land management from an unsustainable golf course into a new National Park that everyone can…

#RestoreSharpPark for #WorldSnakeDay!

Happy World Snake Day! At Wild Equity we love snakes of all shapes and sizes, but of course there’s one that’s out and away our favorite. The San Francisco Garter Snake is possibly the most imperiled vertebrate in the state,…

Movie Night: Saving the Bay – Part 2

Thursday, June 18th, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Wild Equity screens the second part of Saving the Bay, a four-part PBS primetime special about the rich history of the precious San Francisco Bay. We will be showing episodes 3 and 4, which will…

Wild Equity Lawsuit Challenges Sharp Park Golf Course’s Destruction of Coastal Wetlands

 For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015 Contact: Brent Plater, Wild Equity Institute, (415) 572-6989 Wild Equity Lawsuit Challenges Sharp Park Golf Course’s Destruction of Coastal Wetlands   Redwood City, Calif.…

Wild Equity at Sunday Streets Great Highway!

Sunday, June 14th, 12:00am-3:00pm: Join the Wild Equity Institute for a fun-filled and colorful day at Sunday Streets. Visit our table and learn about our efforts to unite the grassroots conservation and environmental justice movements in campaigns…

Restore Sharp Park

Our Vision Restore parkland at the site of a failing municipal golf course to provide a healthy home for unique local wildlife such as the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter Snake. These species are currently at risk of…

Wild Equity Sues EPA for Failing to Curb PG&E Pollution in Antioch

For Immediate Release, June 3, 2015 Contact:  Brent Plater, bplater@wildequity.org, Wild Equity Institute, (415) 572-6989 Wild Equity Institute Sues EPA for Failing to Curb PG&E Pollution in Antioch From L to R: Lange’s Metalmark…

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Wild Equity supports the Edge of the Wild at SF Green FilmFest!

Saturday, May 30th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Join the San Francisco Green Film Festival, May 28 – June 3 at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco, for a week of films and events that spotlight the world’s most urgent environmental…

Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose Count

Thursday, May 21st, 8:30am – 4:00pm: Wild Equity will be helping to conduct the 2015 plant survey of the endangered Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge in Contra Costa County.  It’s…

CANCELED – Movie Night: Saving the Bay – Part 2

********We are sorry to say that this event has been canceled. Check back soon for the new date of this movie screening. Our apologies for any inconvenience.******** Thursday, May 14th, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Wild Equity screens the second…

Wild Equity at Sunday Streets!

Sunday, May 10th, 11:00am-4:00pm: Join the Wild Equity Institute for a fun-filled and colorful day at Sunday Streets. Visit our table and learn about our efforts to unite the grassroots conservation and environmental justice movements in campaigns…

Talk: Rewilding and the Anthropocene

In a world where every inch has been impacted—directly or indirectly—by industrial society, what does it mean to “preserve nature”? How does the idea of adaptation shape our responses to extinction, climate chaos, and…

What’s Wild Equity?

The Wild Equity Institute is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that builds a more sustainable and just world, both for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. Our work protects local endangered species and defends underserved communities through innovative education programs, science-based administrative petitions, and vigorous enforcement of environmental laws.

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