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Amidst A Global Bird Emergency, This Bird-Lover Isn’t Losing Hope
Mel Preston, a field biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science, has exciting news about bird populations on the San Mateo Coast. Find the story here.
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Coyote Valley: The Impossible Dream (Come True)
After decades of debate over land use, the San Jose City Council recently entered into agreements with POST and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority to acquire 937 acres at the northern end of Coyote Valley. Find the full story here.
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Where Did California’s Wild Turkeys Come From?
Did you know that the Bay Area's wild turkeys aren’t native to California? Learn more here.
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Upcoming Events

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December 7, 2019
  • Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
  • 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M
Event Details
Enjoy a stunning sunset hike at Mindego Hill - this strenuous route will take you up to the top of the hill where you'll enjoy panoramic views of beautiful redwood forests.
December 14, 2019
  • Bair Island
  • 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Event Details
Enjoy a cool morning leisurely 1.5-mile stroll through inner Bair Island with a docent-led interpretive talk. This walk is great for all ages, as the path is paved and flat. Sign up now to check out this amazing habitat!
January 4, 2020
  • Forager Tasting Room & Eatery, 420 S. 1st Street, San Jose
  • 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Event Details
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority as we kick off the New Year at Forager Tasting Room! We'll be celebrating the nature-focused themes of several prominent Bay Area artists. Get a chance to hear from the artists themselves and build community with other nature and art lovers in the area.
January 18, 2020
  • St. Francis Beach, Half Moon Bay
  • 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Event Details
Join POST, Surfrider Foundation-San Mateo County and Sea Hugger for a beach clean up during our weekend of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll be cleaning up St. Francis Beach, next to the POST-protected Andreotti Family Farm in Half Moon Bay.

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