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Park Day Fort Baker

 
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To All Benefit Eligible Employees,

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is committed to offering comprehensive and affordable benefits to protect your physical, financial and emotional well-being. Every year, we spend months assessing the benefits being offered and the cost of those plans, to determine what, if any, changes we need to make.

As you may know, the cost of health care continually increases — Sometimes subtly and other times dramatically. The reasons for these increases vary from an aging population, expensive but effective medical technology, prescription…

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Show your support for Bike to Work Month by participating in this bike to work challenge with park colleagues!

If you are new to the challenge, please join this AWESOME tri-agency team of Conservancy, NPS and Presidio Trust cyclists. During the month of May, our Parks Team gets points every time YOU ride your bike log your hours. The more employees that sign up and bike, the more points we get. The companies with the most points at the end of May WIN Bay Area wide recognition and bragging rights.

How to register
You can sign up in one of two ways:…

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Update to New Commuter Benefit Program

 

The Human Resources Team in collaboration with the Commuter Committee is excited to announce our new commuter benefit program with Navia!

The GoNavia program enables staff to pay for work-related commuting expenses with pre-tax dollars.

This new benefit with Navia begins April 1, 2018.

There are 4 improvements that are coming with this change:

1. We are thrilled to announce that the Parks Conservancy is now offering an employer subsidy! This subsidy will be “dollar for dollar”.

The employer subsidy is as follows:

  • Employees earning $…
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Thank You Letter from Greg Moore

 

Dear Conservancy Colleagues,

 

It’s hard to believe that we are almost through with the first month of 2018. What a month it has been. Despite progress on so many fronts, we had to cope with the Federal government shutdown. This certainly got the new year off to an unusual start.

As usual, Conservancy staff committed themselves to making their way through this situation. My deep appreciation to all of you for getting us through this challenging, confusing, and dramatic event. On so many levels you worked together, and alongside our partners, so that our staff, volunteers…

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2017 Honorary Bean Counter Awards

 

Every year, our Finance department honors members of other departments who have "advanced the goals of Finance". The 2017 honorees are:

 

1. Sam Arrow, Facilities

Sam expertly prepares all of the Facilities Department payment requests; paying close attention to department allocations.  And has become the "go to" person for questions regarding work orders.

 

2. Hayden Murray, Membership

Hayden has taken the lead in administering our Raiser's Edge software, Convio and Blackbaud Merchant accounts and coming up with various ways for Accounting/Finance…

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2017 Bridge Award Winners

 

From left to right: John Moran, Michael Faw, Caroline Christman, and Lori Brosnan. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

 

Caroline Christman was nominated by multiple NPS divisions for her help with projects across the park. Caroline used her technical expertise in the physical sciences to assist Natural Resources with stormwater management, erosion control, and other project management work at Redwood Creek. Additionally, Caroline extender her expertise to assist the Business Management Division with selecting a geotechnical engineer after…

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2017 Bridge Award Nominees

 

The Bridge Award wasestablished to recognize cooperative achievements between GGNRA and Conservancy staff that have strengthered the partnership between the two organizations, benefitted the visitor experience or preserved our natural and cultural resources in a lasting and meaningful way. Here is the 2017 nominee list.

 

Conservancy

Hilary Beardsley

Caroline Christman

Stephen Covey

Jennifer Greene & Matt Norieka

John Moran

Tom Odgers

Zac Stanley

Miah Taylor

Jonathan Yip

 

NPS

Giessell Aguilar

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Get Ready to Shake Out!

The Parks Conservancy is participating in the 2017 Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill at 10:19am on Thursday, October 19th!  In order to help get our employees prepared for an earthquake, your Safety Committee will be sending out a series of emails with useful tips and information. First of all: 

 

What should you do when the earth starts shaking??

If possible find a sturdy table or desk and DUCK under it, COVER your neck with your hands, and HOLD on to something…

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Ways to Donate to North Bay Fire Victims

 

Thousands of people have been affected by the North Bay fires, including some of our staff. Staff members are looking for places that they can turn to help others. Here are two specific places where you can bring or buy donations for the fire victims, and a compilation of other online donation lists.

 

1. Bring non-perishable, ready-to-eat food items or pet supplies to the GGRO office at 1064 Ft Cronkhite by Friday, Oct 13 at 2pm.

Laura Young, GGRO Operations Manager, will be delivering collected food items and pet supplies to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and Sonoma…

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