Midpen publishes a monthly e-newsletter with a quick look at the latest news and a brief overview of upcoming activities and public events. An expanded version is published on a quarterly basis and includes includes a full listing of docent-led activities and a message from the General Manager.

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Summer 2021 - Open Space Views

Download and read the full 2021 Summer newsletter.Read more
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New Trails in the Works

Planning for the Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail and construction of the La Honda Loop Trail have begun.Read more
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Outdoor Activities

We are working to offer modified docent naturalist-led activities that comply with public health guidance, hopefully before summer rolls into autumn.Read more
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Explore Outside with Apps

If you’re missing guided hikes with knowledgeable naturalists who can help identify what you’re seeing, your phone can help!Read more

Summer School Midpen-style

Our environmental education staff has created an adventurous way to stay connected with children and families over the summer.Read more
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Redistributing Our Workforce to Serve the Public and Reduce Emissions

Midpen has opened a new field office in the South Bay, fulfilling a long-term goal to find a permanent location for staff, vehicles and equipment that is closer to our South Bay area open space lands.Read more
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Helping an Endangered Seabird in the Forest

Staff biologists are conducting new research to find out what areas are still being used by the marbled murrelet to help protect them.Read more
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Caring for Grasslands During Drought

Conservation grazing is one of the tools Midpen uses to maintain coastal grasslands, protect biodiversity and improve wildland fire safety on the San Mateo County Coast.Read more
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Midpen Awarded for COVID-19 Response

Between April 2020 and March 2021, visitation to Midpen preserves increased 88 percent, and nearly doubled in popular preserves, highlighting the public’s need for a respite from sheltering at home.Read more
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