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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Winter 2018

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

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

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

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