Barrett Canyon: A Vital Link Protected

POST is thrilled to protect 326 acres of Barrett Canyon, south of the Almaden Reservoir. Learn how this acquisition helps connect 31,000 acres of protected open spaces!

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Finding San Jose’s Lost Wetland

One of the largest freshwater wetlands was once on the outskirts of downtown San Jose. Hear the story and see what an old map can teach us about today's landscape.

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5 Best Trails for Easy Hikes

Looking for easy hikes—ones the whole family can enjoy? Here are five of our favorite easy trails through POST-protected open spaces. Enjoy!

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What to Pack for Your Next Hike

It’s prime time for exploring the POST-protected open spaces. Before you walk out the door, here are the essentials you’ll want for your adventure.

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Snakes on a Plain: Monitoring the Endangered San Francisco Garter Snake

Meet Patrick Lien, a snake researcher with the U.S. Geologic Survey and learn about his work studying the endangered San Francisco garter snake.

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Where to Go Stargazing This Summer

Summer nights are practically invitations to go stargazing. To help with your night sky explorations, we’ve compiled some tips on where to go and what to look for.

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A Perfect Hike for a Hot Day

Want to escape the heat, but still be outside? This 6 mile out-and-back hike meanders through dense forest and is almost completely shaded, making it ideal for a hot 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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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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