San Francisco's Namesake Plant Found Seventy Years After Going Extinct in Wild

December 14, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: BRENT PLATER, WILD EQUITY INSTITUTE, 415-572-6989 DRIVE-BY SCIENTIST MAKES MIRACULOUS DISCOVERY: SAN FRANCISCO’S NAMESAKE PLANT FOUND SEVENTY YEARS AFTER GOING EXTINCT IN WILD SAN FRANCISCO—…

John McCain Condemns Government Waste at Sharp Park Golf Course

In a new report released Tuesday, fiscal conservatives on Capitol Hill, led by Senator John McCain, highlight a $2.2 million dollar federal stimulus bailout for Sharp Park Golf Course—owned by the City and County of San Francisco but located…

Support Wild Equity Institute with a Holiday Contribution Today!

We can’t thank you enough for supporting our campaigns to build a more equitable world for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. In honor of the year 2010, our first full year in operation, the Wild Equity Institute…

Wild Equity Institute/GGAS Mori Point Birding Walk

Join Eddie Bartley, Noreen Weeden and Brent Plater for a birding and interpretive hike around Sharp Park and the National Park Service’s adjacent Mori Point property. We’ll search for Twain’s Frog, the Beautiful Serpent, and…

Wild Equity Institute Meets with Congresswoman Speier

Thanks to the thousands of calls, letters, and email messages sent by all of you, Congresswoman Jackie Speier met with a delegation of people working to build a better public park at Sharp Park on Monday, November 30. The Congresswoman heard…

Important Sharp Park Hearing December 16, 1pm San Francisco City Hall

The Government Audit and Oversight Subcommittee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s will hear a report on the Recreation and Parks Department’s fatally-flawed alternative report on the future of Sharp Park December 16, 1pm…

About the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is arguably the most powerful conservation law ever enacted by any nation. It is also one of the most beautiful: not because of its eloquent prose, but because it is a shining example of our Nation’s democratic…

Endangered Species Big Year Ethical Principles

To help the GGNP’s endangered species thrive, all GGNP Endangered Species Big Year participants must follow these Ethical Principles: Be a responsible National Park visitor. Never take any animal, plant, or any other item from the Park. Keep…

Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

It may never be depicted on the cover of a major environmental groups complimentary calendar, but the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse is nevertheless a very cute little rodent. And it’s all ours: the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse exists only in the…

Tiburon Paintbrush

Tiburon Paintbrush is a short, shrubby perennial plant in the snapdragon family. As its name suggests, it is found on the Tiburon peninsula, but so are other species in its genus: the best way to distinguish it from its non-endangered relatives…

California Clapper Rail

The California Clapper Rail is one of three geographically isolated clapper rail subspecies in California. It is slightly larger and paler than the other two subspecies in the state—the Yuma Clapper Rail and the Light-Footed Clapper Rail—but…

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