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 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

Fall 2021 Message from the General Manager

person riding a bicycle on a paved trail

An Extraordinary Year of Growth

Reflecting on our fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021.Read more

Winter 2020 Message from the General Manager

Lessons From Nature

Nature reminds us that nothing is static.Read more

Fall 2020 Message from the General Manager

The Essential Nature of Nature

Across the Bay Area, our passion for nature is indisputable.Read more

Summer 2020 Message from the General Manager

When We Need it Most, Nature Helps Us Heal

In times of stress, people need a healthy outlet to decompress and a place to find solace and a new perspective to keep moving forward.Read more

Spring 2020 Message from the General Manager

Preserving and Caring for Natural and Working Lands

Midpen manages 100 square miles of diverse and dynamic natural and working lands encompassing bay wetlands, redwood forests, serpentine grasslands, oak woodlands and more.Read more

Winter 2019 Message from the General Manager


Nature is one of our best teachers, showing us how all living things are part of a larger community.Read more