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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January 2019

Plug Into Nature - January 2019

Happy New Year! Midpen resolves to preserve, restore and open more public lands in 2019, and create more connections between you and your local open space.Read more

Winter 2018

Winter Newsletter

Winter 2018 - Open Space Views

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

Bear Creek Redwoods Opening Soon

Thanks to local voters who passed Measure AA, we’re hard at work preparing to open Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve to the public for the first time in 2019.Read more

La Honda Creek Preserve is a new Birding Hotspot

As we mark the one-year anniversary of La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve’s grand opening, we find the public enjoying it in a surprising way—as a new birding hotspot.Read more

Celebrating Nonette Hanko’s Journey as a Founding Mother of Midpen

As Nonette Hanko prepares to retire in January after spearheading the formation of Midpen and serving 46 consecutive years on its board, we are celebrating her legacy as a champion of open space.Read more

Bobcats Bouncing Back

Five years ago, the news about local bobcats was distressing. Today, we are receiving consistent reports of healthy bobcats at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.Read more

Conservation Leaders Draw Inspiration from Mount Umunhum

Land conservation professionals hailing from the Appalachians to the Andes recently visited Mount Umunhum to exchange information and ideas.Read more

Winter 2018 Message from the General Manager

Nonette Hanko

Honoring a Trailblazer

As Nonette Hanko prepares to retire after 46 consecutive years on our board of directors, we are recognizing the trails she blazed that shape our region.Read more

Fall 2018

Fall Newsletter

Fall 2018 - Open Space Views

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

Edge of the Nest: New Docent Naturalists Fledge

How do curiosity and passion mix together to support open space? Why in the training, mentoring, and nurturing of docent naturalists of course.Read more