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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May 2016

Wingding Family Fest

Wingding Family Fest - 2016

Join us on Saturday, May 21 for a day of adventure, science, birding, hiking, and discovery! Play all day or just stay awhile! Learn about local birds, insects, and bats - their habitats and ecology.Read more
Sudden Oak Death Blitz

Get Involved with Citizen Science

Join us at SOD Blitz events in May to gather information on Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in Midpen preserves.Read more
Checkerspot butterfly © Karl Gohl

The ABCs of Midpen Activities

Connect with others in open space for a letter-perfect experience. Each month Midpen offers a wide variety of FREE docent-led activities throughout the preserves.Read more

Walk with a Doc

Enjoy a leisurely walk with physician volunteers and chat about health and wellness topics along the way.Read more
Here and Now

Here and Now Screening and Discussion

Join us at a free screening of Here and Now , a short film that tells the story of four innovative partnerships between Native Americans and land conservation organizations.Read more
Cooley Landing Education Center

Cooley Landing Education Center

Midpen and the City of East Palo Alto recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the Cooley Landing Education Center.Read more

April 2016

Mindego Hill

Mindego Hill Now Open!

The final segment of the Mindego Hill Trail at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve opened to the public on March 30th.Read more
Cattle grazing

Hiking Among Grazing Animals

Last year Midpen reintroduced cattle grazing as a resource management tool on Mindego Hill, so you may encounter some cattle on the new trail to the top.Read more
Spring Celebration

Spring Celebration and Grand Opening

Join the City of East Palo Alto and Midpen for nature walks, kids activities and community booths at a FREE fun-filled spring festival.Read more
Outdoor Activities

April Adventures

This month, Midpen offers a variety of FREE docent-led activities throughout the many different landscapes.Read more