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Serpentine Soil & Wildflowers: A Rare & Magical Duo
February 28, 2023
Serpentine soil is a rare habitat where native plants thrive. Learn more about it, and where you find it on Bay Area hikes.
Posted on By Irina Kogan
How Princess Mononoke Inspired Me to Be a Conservationist
February 27, 2023
Years before she knew she would pursue a career in the conservation field, the film Princess Mononoke spoke to Kiko Barr. Here's why!
Posted on By Kiko Barr
Step Out Into Spring with 3 Fun Outdoor Activities
February 24, 2023
Did somebody say "scavenger hunt?" Enjoy these activities this spring and find new ways to explore the outdoors!
Posted on By Hannah Eugster
Honoring Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier, Park Superintendent, Leader
January 31, 2023
In 1903, Colonel Charles Young (1864 – 1922) became the first Black national park superintendent. Learn more about his unique contributions.
Posted on By Vickie Rozell

Upcoming Events

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March 24, 2023
Bair Island - Mar 24, 2023 - 10 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Bair Island
  • 10 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Event Details
Enjoy a docent-led tour of POST-protected Bair Island on Bay Day. This easy, interpretive walk takes place at 10:00 AM. You'll learn about the marine life on the island, and about the work that important organizations like SFBBO do to restore Bair Island. Sign up now!
March 25, 2023
La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve - Mar 25, 2023 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Event Details
Moderate to strenuous 6-mile hike through POST-protected land providing context to the human & natural history of this beautiful preserve!
March 26, 2023
Pillar Point Bluff - Mar 26, 2023 - 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Event Details
Come enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the ocean on this easy, family-friendly 2.5-mile walk! Explore the Jean Lauer Trail and hear about the history of this beautiful trail and the role that POST played in protecting this bluff.
March 29, 2023
Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay - Mar 29, 2023 - 10 a.m. - noon
  • Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay
  • 10 a.m. - noon
Event Details
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a Wednesday Walk along the Cowell-Purisima trail that POST helped create by protecting adjacent farmland. While it may be foggy, we hope to catch gorgeous views of the ocean, nearby farmland, and glimpses of harbor seals, pelicans, hawks, rabbits, and whales during the winter season.
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