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.

e-News Archives: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Fall 2016

Keep Track of Your Trek

New technology allows you to use a smartphone or tablet to see your location in a preserve using your device’s GPS...Read more

Sudden Oak Death Science

Scientists from around the world came to Los Trancos as part of the Sixth Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium.Read more

Harvesting Water from Fog

Research taking place at Skyline Ridge and Purisima Creek Redwoods may one day be used to help drought-stricken communities around the world.Read more

Weekly Dose of Nature

New research has shown that people can benefit from a minimum dose of nature.Read more

iNaturalist – A High-Tech Field Guide Written by You!

There are 62,000 acres of land managed by Midpen, with thousands of species. Much of the information about these plants and animals can be found on iNaturalist.org.Read more

2015 Donation Acknowledgments

Donations and gifts to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District help protect open space, preserve wildlife and natural habitats, enhance the positive experience of visitors to the District...Read more

Nearly 20,000 Hours of Volunteer Service in 2015!

In 2015, over 600 volunteers and docents were essential to the protection and maintenance of District open space preserves and to educating people of all ages about the many facets of open space...Read more

July 2016


Find your way

Technology allows you to keep track of your trek using our new maps.Read more
Easy Access

Easy Access Opportunities

Several Midpen preserves have easy access trails built to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers.Read more
docent-led activities

July Docent-led Activities

Every month, Midpen offers a wide variety of FREE docent-led activities throughout the preserves. Check out what's going on in July!...Read more