How can we connect with the land here in the Bay Area and help take care of nature around us?

These are the questions that more and more of our neighbors are asking themselves. As we head into the New Year, we at Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) want to help you answer these questions for yourselves and get some great ideas from others in the community! We are bringing together a few passionate people who will share their favorite natural places to connect with on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, as well as how they’re spreading the word and supporting environmental causes nearby.

We’ll be sharing our “New Year’s Resolutions for the Land” in this interactive webinar and inviting participants to share as well. A panel of POST volunteers will share tips that can help you to feel prepared and safe in the outdoors and give you ideas for how you can do your part to sustain the health of public spaces and local lands. We hope to inspire your next outdoor adventure and a renewed commitment to taking care of our shared home in 2021.

RESOURCES

Our Panelists shared these favorite resources for learning about plants and animals, natural history and the history of people and land:
iNaturalist
CalFlora
Bay Nature
Bill Lane Center for the West
California Native Plant Society
POST’s Landscapes magazine and Blog
Saving Land Magazine by the Land Trust Alliance
High Country News

While volunteer opportunities are limited, please monitor these pages from POST and our local partners for Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteering with POST
Volunteering at Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Volunteering at Midpeninsula Open Space District
Volunteering at Santa Clara County Parks
Volunteering at San Mateo County County Parks
For regional and national volunteering:
Sierra Club
Passport In Time
Wilderness Volunteers

Here are some resources to get informed about local advocacy and supporting our Peninsula and South Bay Indigenous communities:
Green Foothills
Amah Mutsun Land Trust
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

Man walking two dogs on ridge on a sunny day. volunteer in the forestfamily hiking on ridge

volunteers look at oak treefamily picnicing under oak tree Mother and daughter hiking toward camera in summer time. family wearing masks on hike

This event is part of POST’s community event series, which is open to the general public as well as POST donors. We hope you’ll join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donors. Learn how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support-post

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