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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February 2016

Watch your step!

As the winter rains begin, newts are on the move in many of our preserves. After spending the summer and fall burrowed away, they are working their way back to the ponds, streams and lakes where they...Read more

Chinese New Year Celebration!

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Chinese New Year Celebration hike on Monday, February 8th at El Corte de Madera Open Space PreserveRead more

Save the Date(s)!

There are lots of events and activities coming up in the next few months, so mark your calendar!Read more

Ready for the Big Game?

In between the local events and games, remember the open spaces are here for you when you need a break.Read more

January 2016

Annual Report

Check out the recently-released Annual Report and get a preview of next year which will include more openings and trails!Read more

Featured Activities in January

San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast and millions of birds stop here every winter as they migrate along the great Pacific Flyway, a bird flight path in the sky.Read more

Coastal Protection Program Update

As of January 2016, the District has purchased or protected 10,409 acres of open space and agricultural land in the coastal area, expanded its grazing program, added public access areas, and has...Read more

For Fun Guys and Gals

January is unofficially Fungus Appreciation Month at Midpen. Volunteer docents are offering three different fungi exploration activities this month.Read more

Spring 2021 Message from the General Manager


Nature is Essential

The nature we perhaps had taken a bit for granted, is now front and center.Read more

Winter 2020 Message from the General Manager

Lessons From Nature

Nature reminds us that nothing is static.Read more