Water, Flooding and the Future of San Jose

There are a few items on the ballot November 6 that could significantly impact the future of San Jose. Here's what you need to know.

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Pumpkin Patches on the Peninsula and South Bay

It's pumpkin season on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. Looking for that perfect pumpkin patch? Here's a list of local farms and markets.

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Where to Find Monarch Butterfly Roosts in the Bay Area

Monarch butterflies will soon be arriving to overwinter in the Golden State. Learn where you can see them in the Bay Area.

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Vida Verde: Enabling the Transformational Power of Nature

Learn how POST helped support the work of Vida Verde, a nonprofit getting the Bay Area's urban youth into our open spaces.

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The Surprising Science of “Fairy Rings”

For decades, researchers thought the trees within a redwood "fairy ring" were genetically identical. But it turns out that's not always the case. Learn why that matters.

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7 Summer Activities To Check Off Your List

Want to make the most of the summer season? Here are seven of our favorite summer activities to check off your list.

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Our Favorite Redwood Hikes

We're lucky to live close to so many towering groves of redwood trees. But let's be honest, we all have our favorites. Here are our top four.

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Reflections from Walter

POST supporters and advocates make our work possible. Whether making a donation, leading a hike, telling a friend about our work, or liking us on Facebook, we have many people cheering us on.

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Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day with POST-Protected Farms

This Cesar Chavez Day, we’re celebrating all the farmers and farm workers that work so hard to make California’s agricultural output the nation’s largest.

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Poison Oak: What You Need to Know

As a poison oak sufferer, I always assumed everyone knew how to identify a patch of the plant, but recently heard a fellow hiker admit they didn’t know what it looked like! So I did some research.

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Get Your Veggies

Think about a small village on the San Mateo Coast in say, 1850. Now think about the households in that community. What did they eat for dinner?

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POST My Ride

Happy Bike to Work Day! Since 1956, thousands of people have taken to their bikes for their commute on this May holiday.

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Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

If you’re reading this, you likely know first-hand the restorative benefits of an afternoon spent outside. In fact, the intangible scenic and spiritual effects of open spaces often motivate conservation work just as much as ecological research does.

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

POST's Open Space Legacy Society is one way you can leave a legacy behind.

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Rare Bat Colony Discovered

We're back with more exciting wildlife news: our partners at the Western Cave Conservancy discovered a colony of Townsend's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii) on POST-protected land in the Santa Cruz Mountains!

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Steelhead Stories: The Beginnings of the Watershed Project

Hidden in the shadows cast by willows, alders, and cottonwoods, a migrating female steelhead swam slowly upstream in the shallow waters of Pescadero Creek in the autumn of 1989.

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