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50th Anniversary - Media Kit

Sierra Azul Preserve (Weiping Wang)

This year, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is celebrating 50 years of preserving, restoring and enjoying a 70,000-acre (and growing!) greenbelt of public open space. Visit the official 50th Anniversary Celebration web page >

The foresight of local voters who came together in 1972 to pass the Measure R “Room to Breathe” Initiative, which founded Midpen to preserve the area’s iconic cultural, working and scenic lands, is even more extraordinary today. The pandemic has provided opportunities for many to reconnect with nature and these lands that represent key solutions for a changing climate.

Clean air and water, healthy habitats for diverse native plants and animals, ecosystems that are resilient to the effects of our changing climate and places for people to connect with nature – that's what Midpen provides in perpetuity. Take a trip through time to celebrate the moments, people and partnerships that have brought us to where we are today.

Image Gallery: Bayside Family Festival April 30

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