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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August 2016

New Faces along the Trails

New volunteers are hitting the trails this month.Read more
docent-led activities

August Docent-led Activities

Every month, Midpen offers a wide variety of FREE docent-led activities throughout the preserves--see what's on the schedule for August.Read more

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 - Open Space Views

Flip through and read the full Fall newsletter online, or download a copy.Read more

Green Bonds

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District expects to sell approximately $57 million of “Green Bonds” on Thursday, September 8, 2016 through a public sale.Read more

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

Fall 2016 Message from the General Manager

Crowdsourcing Nature

This past spring, we celebrated several Grand Openings. As different as the two locations are—one nestled in the mountains and the other, along the bay—they have much in common.Read more