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 2018

Midpen Welcomes New General Manager

In June, the Midpen Board of Directors appointed Ana María Ruiz as the new general manager. She’s the organization’s fourth general manager, and has been rising through the ranks of the...Read more

2018 Photo Contest Winners

See the stunning winning images from our ninth-annual photo contest.Read more

Coastside Ranchers Help Restore Native Grasslands

California’s native grasslands are one of the most species-rich ecosystems in the country, and one of the rarest.Read more

Fire Safe in Open Space

Fire is a fact of life in California. Our challenge is to find ways to live safely with it.Read more

Fall 2018 Message from the General Manager

Building Community

We are working to reach out and connect people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to their public open space. By sharing the natural beauty, inspiration, clean air and water, unique biodiversity...Read more

Summer 2018

Summer 2018 - Open Space Views

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

Planting Seeds for the Future of Open Space

A new survey shows Midpen visitors are overwhelmingly happy with their experience, but we have work to do connecting younger and more diverse communities to open space. And we are not alone.Read more

Update on New Access Plans for La Honda Creek

Following the recent successful opening of lower La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, Midpen is currently working on public access plans for a new area of the Preserve near the red barn.Read more

Bear Creek Redwoods Update

Board members and partners celebrated a groundbreaking May 1 marking a major milestone towards public access at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.Read more

Stephen E. Abbors Trail: A Well-deserved Honor

PG&E Trail in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve has been renamed the Stephen E. Abbors Trail.Read more