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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Fisher Creek: A Lifeline for Wildlife

Fisher Creek flows through the heart of Coyote Valley. We knew this creek was important for the movement of wildlife, but just how important has surprised us. Find the story here.

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Where to Find 10 Big Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Here we share a map that shows you where to find some of the biggest and old trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. See these giants for yourself!

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Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Hikes

Learn more about our favorite dog-friendly hiking trails for you to explore with your furry friends!

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7 Animals and Their Tracks

Tracks are like clues to a great puzzle. They teach us who's around and give insights into how animals move across the land. Take a flip through this digital book and brush up on your tracking knowledge before your next hike.

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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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Our Favorite Redwood Hikes

Retreat to one of the many redwood groves POST has protected on the Peninsula.

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