A Perfect Hike for a Hot Day

Looking to escape the heat, but still want to get outside for a hike? This 6 mile out-and-back hike on the top of Skyline Ridge is the perfect place to go for that hot summer day.

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The Making of Giants: Redwood Forest Restoration in the Santa Cruz Mountains

We have a plan to restore the redwood forest at POST-protected San Vicente Redwoods - we're working to make giant trees. Watch the video and learn more.

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Update from Tunitas Creek Beach: Q&A with San Mateo County Parks

To keep you in the loop with our progress at Tunitas Creek Beach, we caught up with San Mateo County Parks to ask them a few questions about this project. Here's our conversation.

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U-Pick Berry Farms on the San Mateo Coast

The berries are ripening on the San Mateo Coast! Here are 3 "u-pick" farms for you and your family to enjoy this season.

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3 Places You Might Actually Find an Ewok Village

Celebrate this May 4th (#maytheforestbewithyou) with these three hikes. Who knows...you just might find an Ewok Village in our redwood forests.

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What You Need to Know About Prop 68

On June 5th, California voters will decide on Proposition 68, The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. If passed, this proposition will directly support our public agency partners. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tick Bite Prevention – How To Not Be Eaten Alive by Ticks

With these easy steps, you can protect yourself against tick bites while visiting our open spaces. Read more!

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NEW Preserve – Go Hike Rancho San Vicente

In 2009, POST purchased the 966-acre Rancho San Vicente from private developers and it's now open to the public for all to enjoy. Here's information on one of our staff members' favorite hikes in this preserve.

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A Gift for Future Generations

Kelly Runyon, POST donor and stewardship volunteer, explains his reasons for dedicating his time and resources to our local open spaces. Hear his story.

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Fighting for Salmon in San Vicente Creek

Coho salmon in San Vicente Creek near Davenport are on the brink of extinction. We're fighting for the survival of these fish. Here's our story.

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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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5 Reasons Why Redwoods Are (Ecologically) the Coolest

POST recently met its $50 million fundraising goal for the Heart of the Redwoods campaign six months ahead of schedule, and it’s not hard to see why our supporters are so excited about saving the redwoods...

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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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