Along with our partners, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation organizes and supports educational and volunteer events throughout the County Parks. Our calendar includes lots of events and volunteer opportunities - get involved and support our parks!

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Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities

Be sure to check out the San Mateo County Parks webpage for other opportunities to get involved. Click on an event to learn more.

Burlingame Annual Garden Show

Sunday June 7, 1-5pm

The San Mateo County Parks Foundation is pleased that former County Supervisor John Ward has chosen us as the beneficiary for his very popular annual garden tour.

Please join us on at his home in the historic Willborough neighborhood in Burlingame for his a one-of-a-kind garden featuring a wide plant palette with unusual perennials and vines, container gardening and antique ironwork.

Tax-deductible donations in any amount will be accepted as admission to the event. 100% of the proceeds will go to our work to support the San Mateo County Parks. John has gift certificates to Golden Nursery for the 3 highest donations.

We are asking people to RSVP via this Eventbrite page. You may make your donation there in advance or at the welcome tables on the day of the event.

For directions and more about the event, see this flyer.


National Trails Day: Bay Area Ridge Trail

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9am - 3pm

Join San Mateo County Parks and the Trail Center for work on the Skyline Trail segment between Huddart And Wunderlich County Parks. This trail is part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Sign-up by sending an email to: volunteer@trailcenter.org. Complete information about the event here.


San Pedro Valley Work Days

Help restore and preserve the plant habitats at the Park. Volunteers meet at the Visitor Center near the parking lot. For more information, call (650) 355-8289.
San Pedro Valley Park is located at 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica.

Trail Maintenance

Saturday, June 13, 9AM - Noon

Native Plant Restoration

Saturday, June 23, 9AM - Noon


San Pedro Valley Talks

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6pm

Common Murres: Breeding Birds of the Farallones by Jonathan Shore

Jonathan Shore is a Wildlife Biologist through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His focus is on the Common Murre Project with the nesting birds at Devil's Slide.

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6pm

Beavers: Natural Engineers

Heidi Perryman is president of Worth a Dam, a non-profit dedicated to maintaining the recently repatriated beavers of Martinez, California. She is also author of MartinezBeavers.org, one of the best websites for all things beaver. Together her blog, outreach, non-profit and festival have set a standard and benchmark for how humans can coexist with beavers. She and the work of her non-profit offers much in the way for how future ventures to maintain and expand beaver populations can be addressed.


Take A Hike 2015

Each month this series of hikes takes participants on guided tours of a San Mateo County Park. Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. Hikes are 2-3 miles long and are led by rangers and volunteers familiar with the trails. Hikes are on Saturday and start at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome.

June 6 Sheep Camp Trail (in partnership with the city of Belmont)

July 11 San Bruno Mountain (2nd Saturday to avoid July 4th)

August 1 Junipero Serra Park

September 5 Huddart Park

October 3 Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve

November 7 Coyote Point Recreation Area


For more information visit here or Facebook


Bicycle Sunday

Sundays 9:00am - 3:00pm

On Sundays, Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92 allowing for non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking (Strollers are welcome, but no ball/frisbee activity allowed). Cañada Road between Edgewood Road to the Filoli entrance will remain open to vehicles. More Info


Edgewood Springtime Wildflower Walks

March 14 to June 7, 10AM

Edgewood’s serpentine grasslands are renowned throughout California for their lush wildflower carpets and rich biodiversity. You might see dozens of species of flowers on a single walk! Our free walks vary according to what’s in bloom—covering about 3 miles, at a moderate pace, with frequent stops.

In 2015, there are walks every Saturday and Sunday, from March 14 through June 7. Walks begin at 10:00 AM and end around 1:00 PM. Note: the Wildflower Walks replace the Saturday Nature walks during this time. More Info

Sunday Bird Walks

Sunday, June 14, 8-11AM

Many birds make their homes in Edgewood Park, such as the Red-shouldered Hawk and the Western Bluebird. During the fall and winter, other birds may just be passing through on their migration to somewhere else. All are a joy to watch and hear.

Join a knowledgeable Audubon docent for an early morning bird walk on the second Sunday of each month. Hike through oak woodlands and natural meadows. Look and listen for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse, Red-shouldered Hawk, Western Bluebirds, and many more. In addition to spotting birds, find out about their habits, preferences, and how they live. This 3 to 4 mile hike traverses gentle hills and lasts 3 hours. Heavy rain cancels. More Info


San Bruno Mountain State and County Park


Weed Rangers

Friday, June 26 , 9AM - Noon

Saturday, June 27, 9AM - Noon


Stewardship Saturdays

These work days are devoted to habitat restoration work on the mountain - either doing site preparation - including weeding - or planting California natives. The site location varies from week to week. See the San Bruno Mountain Watch calendar for more info.


Edgewood Weed Warriors

Warriors usually meet Friday mornings throughout the year, Wednesday late afternoon in summer and selected Saturdays throughout the year. For more information, see this website or PDF. Email them at info@friendsofedgewood.org

Events

Check our Facebook page for last minute announcments and special events.

May 30 • San Pedro Valley

Learn about Common Murres: Breeding Birds of the Farallones at this informative talk. More Info

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TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar. TdP 2015 is Sunday, August 2.

Supporting the Parks

We are donating money to the San Mateo County Parks! Thanks to the support of our donors we are donating just shy of $230,000 to your San Mateo County Parks. Learn More