The latest news and information about the District and Preserves.

Sudden Oak Death Blitz

Join us at SOD Blitz events in our area in April and May to gather information on Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in Midpen preserves.

Attend a one-hour training, where you will learn how to sample symptomatic leaves of bay trees, record a few important details, and submit the samples for testing.  At the end of each training, a Midpen biologist will be available to recommend specific hikes in nearby preserves where information is most needed and provide trail maps. 

Saratoga Gap & Skyline Ridge Preserves
Saturday, April 30 - 10:00am

El Sereno & Sierra Azul Preserves
Saturday, April 30 - 1:00pm

Thornewood & Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserves
Saturday, May 14 – 10am

Rancho San Antonio & Monte Bello Preserves
Saturday, May 14 – 1pm

April E-Newsletter

Spring is here!

Read all about it in our monthly e-newsletter.

Now Hiring

Join our passionate, talented and dynamic team as we work collaboratively towards our vision.  We are currently accepting applications for a Planner II

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How to Prepare for a Hike

New to Hiking? Check out our video for tips on getting started.

Ravenswood Bay Trail Project

The Ravenswood Bay Trail will complete a 0.6 mile critical missing gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail on the San Francisco Peninsula, between the existing Bay Trail along University Avenue and the existing unpaved multi-purpose trail in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and the City of East Palo Alto’s Cooley Landing.  Completing this trail gap will open up 80 miles of continuous Bay Trail connecting to Menlo Park to the north, Mt. View/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara to the south and across the Dumbarton Bridge to the East Bay.  The San Francisco Bay Trail is a planned 500 mile walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay through all nine Bay Area counties and 47 cities.

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Here and Now

The Bay Area Open Space Council recently produced Here and Now, a short film that tells the story of four innovative partnerships between Native Americans and land conservation organizations. Midpen provided partial funding for this project, and our work with the Amah Mutsun at Mt. Umunhum is featured in the film.

Find out more about the Bay Area Open Space Council