a trail running through buttercups


Midpen’s primary revenue source is a share of the annual total property tax collected by counties within District boundaries. Other revenue sources may include federal and state grants, interest and rental income, donations, land gifts and note issues.

Major Accomplishments

Our annual accomplishments report highlights Midpen’s focused efforts on a balanced mission: land acquisition and preservation; natural resources protection and restoration; public access, education and outreach; and for the Coastside, encouraging agricultural use of land resources and preserving rural character.

For the most recent fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, these accomplishments include projects to expand trail connectivity, highlighted by the completion of the Saratoga-to-the-Sea Trail Connection in partnership with the City of Saratoga. They also show progress on various priorities and goals, such as: habitat restoration; wildlife corridors; reduction of wildland fire severity and risk; engagement and outreach to diverse visitors; land conservation partnerships; and the the addition of nearly 700 acres to the more than 65,000 acres of public open space lands Midpen protects.

FY21 Accomplishments Report

Highlights Video

Budget and Action Plan

The work plan and corresponding funding plan for the coming year that embodies the mission of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space, protect and restore the natural environment, provide opportunities for low-impact public enjoyment and education, and preserve viable working lands on the Coast.

Strategic Plan

For the next 15 to 20 years and beyond, Midpen imagines a future that balances the components of our mission: land acquisition and preservation; natural resources protection and restoration; public access, education and outreach; and for the Coastside, supporting local agriculture. The adopted strategic plan will guide decisions to achieve the most beneficial impact with the available resources.

Financial and Operational Sustainability Model

To support Midpen’s commitment to implement Measure AA projects efficiently and effectively while maintaining on-going operations and programs, the agency chose to evaluate its structure, capacity and financial sustainability. The resulting Financial and Operational Sustainability Model (FOSM) Report is a proactive effort to address the changing demands of the organization.  Midpen has already begun implementation of numerous strategic recommendations in the FOSM.

Measure AA Bond Accountability Report

The Measure AA Bond Oversight Committee consists of seven at-large members who reside within the District boundaries. The committee is appointed by Midpen’s board of directors to ensure accountability, transparency and public oversight of all funds collected and allocated under the measure.

Learn more about the Measure AA Bond Oversight Committee >>

Financial Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report includes introductory, financial and statistical sections and is prepared by the Finance Department, in compliance with the principles and standards for financial reporting established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The financial section includes the audited financial statements and the independent auditor’s report. Prior to FY2016-17, Midpen presented an annual audited financial report.

Popular Annual Financial Report

The PAFR, prepared by the Finance Department, consists of a readily accessible and easily understandable Midpen financial report designed for the general public.

Sign up for our newsletter to find out what’s happening in your open space!