The 79-acre Hawthorns area of Windy Hill Open Space Preserve was protected from development when it was gifted to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 2011. Since then, staff have been working to restore native grasslands, improve community wildland fire safety and protect historic features on the property. A multiyear public process began in 2021 to explore the feasibility of introducing ecologically sensitive public access to the undeveloped portion of the property.
Surveying in-progress at the Hawthorns Area October 2021
Midpen contracted with BKF Engineers to conduct a property boundary survey for the Hawthorns Area. This work will entail survey equipment, vehicles and personnel along the Hawthorns Area property boundary and nearby public roadways. Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 20 and continue intermittently until Friday, October 29, but may be subject to change.
This survey will not result in any immediate improvements at the Hawthorns Area but will be used to inform future discussions regarding the location of public access facilities (such as parking areas and trails) within the Hawthorns Area.
For questions regarding this boundary survey, please contact Alex Casbara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple opportunities throughout development of the Hawthorns Area Plan for public input. To stay informed, please sign up using the comment card below to receive updates. Additional information will be provided on this webpage as the project proceeds.