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

June 12, 2022
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve - Jun 12, 2022 - 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
  • 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Event Details
Enjoy a stunning afternoon hike at Mindego Hill - this strenuous route will take you up to the top of the hill where you'll enjoy panoramic views of beautiful redwood forests.
June 21, 2022
Rancho Cañada del Oro - Jun 21, 2022 - 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Rancho Cañada del Oro
  • 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 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.
May 28, 2022
Bair Island - May 28, 2022 - 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Bair Island
  • 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 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!
May 26, 2022
Online Event - May 26, 2022 - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Event Details
Join avid birders Diane and Peter Hart as they share photos and stories about the birds found across the different ecosystems within POST!
May 15, 2022
California Theater, San Jose (+ Virtual) - May 15, 2022 - 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • California Theater, San Jose (+ Virtual)
  • 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Event Details
Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area are honored to host Indigenous leader, author and scientist Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for a talk centered around the themes of her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. A citizen of the Potawatomi Nation, Dr. Kimmerer writes about the intersections of traditional ecological knowledge and science, and how native traditions and scientific disciplines provide different languages through which we can interpret the world. Integrating the two can provide us with a roadmap for how people can come into relationship and care for the land where they live, honoring the past and planning for a sustainable future.
May 12, 2022
Pillar Point Bluff - May 12, 2022 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Event Details
Come enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the ocean on this easy, family-friendly 2.5-mile walk! Explore the Jean Lauer Trail and hear about the history of this beautiful trail and the role that POST played in protecting this bluff.
May 5, 2022
Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay - May 5, 2022 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
  • Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay
  • 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
Event Details
Join us for a beautiful, 3-mile walk along the Cowell-Purisima Trail that POST helped to create by protecting adjacent farmland.

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