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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Fall 2016

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
Midpen Store

Dress for Success

The Midpen online store is now open, featuring a selection of logowear and accessories.Read more
Purple Martin

Return of the Purple Martins

Purple Martins have again been spotted in the area.Read more

Summer 2016

Summer 2016 - Open Space Views

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

Grand Opening of the Cooley Landing Education Center

Midpen and the City of East Palo Alto recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the Education Center at the City of East Palo Alto’s Cooley Landing Nature Park adjacent to Ravenswood .Read more

Bringing New Volunteers to Open Space

This year, Midpen launched an exciting partnership with Acterra, a local environmental nonprofit that offers a wide variety of environmental volunteer opportunities for adults and youth.Read more