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 2021

bird sitting on branch with red berries

Nature in May: Songs of Summer

The soundtrack to summer is arriving on the wings of migratory songbirds.Read more
pond surrounded by rushes and trees

Check in on Nature

A new streaming webcam at Alpine Pond in Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve.Read more
people studying wildflowers

Counting the Clover and Everything Else

Midpen's annual wildflower census supports our natural resource inventory and monitoring program, including recording the impacts of climate change on flowers and pollinators.Read more
oak leaves and trees

Unique and Unusual: Pulgas Ridge

Midpen docent naturalists have created virtual guided hike you can experience using the OuterSpatial app on your phone or tablet.Read more
silhouettes of four people against sunset

Message of Inclusion

At Midpen, we believe open space is for all.Read more
bicyclist riding on paved trail towards wooden boardwalk

Expanding Access at Midpen Preserves

Midpen has completed our first two years of ADA barrier removals.Read more
a worker walks in front of a bulldozer cutting a fire break

Wildland Fire Resiliency Program EIR Adoption & Program Approval

We are finalizing the environmental review of our newly developed Wildland Fire Resiliency Program.Read more
a hiker's boots on the trail

Planning for New Access to Windy Hill

Midpen is beginning a multiyear process to plan for introducing ecologically sensitive public access to the Hawthorns Area of Windy Hill Open Space PreserveRead more

New Permit Parking Open to Hikers at La Honda Creek Preserve

Hikers can now reserve a free day-use permit for additional access to hike 7 miles of trail from one of five available parking spots at the Event Center area in La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve.Read more
radar tower on top of mountain

Mount Umunhum Summit Closure Begins May 17

To re-open the area surrounding the Mount Umunhum radar tower to public access, repair work to retain and seal the structure will take place throughout 2021.Read more