SF Rec and Park Unveils Off-the-Beaten Path in SF Natural Areas
Photo Exhibition Featuring Open Space Managed by SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will be hosting an opening reception for “Off-the-Beaten Path”, a photo exhibition celebrating San Francisco’s signature parks and natural areas on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at John McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park. The exhibition is put together by SF Rec and Park’s Harvey Milk Photo Center staff, and will last until November 30, 2012.
At the photo exhibition, through the eyes of the selected photographers, unique views of San Francisco’s natural areas, are captured. Some photos discover the hidden treasure of plants and wildlife in the City’s urban parks. And others reveal the relationships of humans and their surrounding in natural environment.
“We are thrilled to host this exhibition featuring the natural beauty and diverse landscapes in San Francisco,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “It is rewarding to see images of our parks unveiled as art.”
SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program (NAP) manages the City’s natural areas and resources. The mission of the Program is two-fold: to preserve, restore, and enhance natural areas in an urban environment, and to develop and support community-based site stewardship of these areas. The initial impetus for the Program came from the local environmental organizations that recognized the value of the “Significant Natural Resource Areas”. NAP protects habitat for native plants and wildlife, restores ecosystem functions such as soil and water retention and develops outdoor classrooms teaching the next generation our natural heritage.