Nature in the City


Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire San Francisco to discover local nature. We envision a healthy and vibrant habitat-filled city where nature and people thrive together.


Founder Peter Brastow started Nature in the City in 2005 to build, strengthen and unify the movement to conserve San Francisco's natural areas and restore biological diversity. Since then, we have brought together youth and adults alike through habitat restoration, civic action, and nature walks. Through our projects, we seek to empower local communities with tools to participate in stewardship, citizen science, and lifelong learning.

Program Details

All our projects advocate for San Francisco's environment. We are currently working on four habitat restoration projects throughout the city: Adah's Stairway, Green Hairstreak Corridor, Palou Phelps Park & Community Garden, and Tigers on Market Street. We regularly host local nature walks and provide resources for people to grow plants in their own backyards. In collaboration with local agencies and community leaders, we have created our very own map that showcases the city's many trails, natural areas, and native species.
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P.O. Box 170088
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
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