POST EVENTS

Peninsula Open Space Trust has resumed small, outdoor public events. Guests are asked to agree to COVID-19 guidelines, which are listed for each event. Follow this webpage and POST’s newsletter for more event program updates.  

We also continue to offer engaging and informative virtual events. We hope you’ll join our upcoming online events listed below, or view recordings of our past webinars on POST’s YouTube channel.

Our Community Events Series Sponsors

Bill and Jean Lane Endowment

The late Ambassador Laurence W. “Bill” Lane, Jr. and his wife Jean sponsored POST’s Wallace Stegner Lectures from their inception in 1993. Jean passed away in 2017, but had established the Bill and Jean Lane Endowment to provide for their annual lead sponsorship of this beloved series. We applaud Jean and Bill, whose unwavering support has enabled us to evolve our former lecture series into a diverse, program of quality monthly events, offering a variety of ways for community members to learn and engage throughout the year

October 6, 2022
Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay - Oct 6, 2022 - 10 a.m. - noon
  • Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay
  • 10 a.m. - noon
Event Details
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a beautiful walk along the Cowell-Purisima trail that POST helped create by protecting adjacent farmland. While it may be foggy, we hope to catch gorgeous views of the ocean, nearby farmland, and glimpses of harbor seals, pelicans, hawks, rabbits, and whales during the winter season.
October 15, 2022
Huddart Park - Oct 15, 2022 - 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  • Huddart Park
  • 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Event Details
Ready for a family-fun and kid-friendly nature event? Head to Huddart Park on October 15th for Family Nature Day! This event is hosted by POST, San Mateo County Parks, and Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Park. RSVP now to reserve your spots!
October 18, 2022
Rancho Canda del Oro - Oct 18, 2022 - 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • Rancho Canda del Oro
  • 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Event Details
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for an excursion where you’ll explore the Mayfair Ranch – Longwall Canyon trails of Rancho Cañada del Oro! You will be guided by POST Ambassadors who will share with you the history of the preserve, the region, and the importance of conservation in the area. The hike is moderate to strenuous at about 4 miles round trip with about 700 feet of gradual elevation gain.
October 22, 2022
Bair Island - Oct 22, 2022 - 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
  • Bair Island
  • 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Event Details
Join POST and SFBBO for this unique opportunity to volunteer at Bair Island and support its unique ecosystem by weeding, seeding or planting! Sign up now to reserve a spot and help us protect this valuable ecosystem!
October 22, 2022
La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve - Oct 22, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Event Details
Moderate to strenuous 6-mile hike through POST-protected land providing context to the human & natural history of this beautiful preserve!

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September 24, 2022
2738 Mission Street Santa Cruz, Old Wrigley Building Parking Lot - Sep 24, 2022 - 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • 2738 Mission Street Santa Cruz, Old Wrigley Building Parking Lot
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Event Details
Our friends at the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County are hosting a free event announcing the upcoming opening of San Vicente Redwoods!

Come learn about the new trails opening, the new trail pass system, and the unique partnership between The Land Trust, Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Sempervirens Fund, and Save the Redwoods League.

We’ll also have special SVR merchandise and early registration for our limited edition SVR trail passes, designed by Allison Garcia of Blind the Sun! Drinks and food will be available for purchase from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, Full Steam Dumpling, and Pana.


September 23, 2022
Martial Cottle Park San Jose - Sep 23, 2022 - 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Martial Cottle Park San Jose
  • 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Event Details
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Santa Clara County Parks (SCCP) as we co-host the Representation Matters Film Festival. The film program will feature stories about diversity in the outdoors. The festival will take place in person on Friday September 23 at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose starting at 6:30pm.

The films are selected from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival library, and highlight stories about people with diverse experiences and identities in the outdoors. Film themes include recreation, activism, community, indigenous culture, finding belonging, and more!

This is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a free event and parking is limited. Sign up now and arrive early to guarantee a good parking and viewing spot.
September 20, 2022
Rancho Cañada del Oro - Sep 20, 2022 - 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
  • Rancho Cañada del Oro
  • 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Event Details
Enjoy a beautiful 4.1 mile hike through beautiful Rancho Cañada del Oro! Sign up now and get a chance to view rolling grasslands and oak woodland ridges.
September 17, 2022
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve - Sep 17, 2022 - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
  • 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Event Details
POST is proud to join a community of sponsors in supporting Saved By Nature's annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The event will take place at Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority's Sierra Vista preserve and feature exhibitor booths, free food and an option for a gentle one mile hike.
September 17, 2022
Bair Island - Sep 17, 2022 - 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
  • Bair Island
  • 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Event Details
Join POST and SFBBO for this unique opportunity to volunteer at Bair Island and support its unique ecosystem by weeding, seeding or planting! Sign up now to reserve a spot and help us protect this valuable ecosystem!

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