What to Pack for Your Next Hike

It’s prime time for exploring our great outdoors. 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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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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