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.

Huddart Park

Sunday, February 8th, 9am - 11am

Family Nature Hike

Get ready for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count at this event about birding! You will learn how to identify birds through their coloration, shape, and behavior with fun activities. Then on a hike through the redwoods and oak woodlands you will be able to test out your new abilities! Heavy rain will cancel.

Questions? Contact Katherine Wright at kewright-at-smcgov.org. Learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count.

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, February 14, 9AM - Noon

Saturday, February 21, 9AM - Noon


San Pedro Valley Talks

Saturday, February 7, 3PM

Hydrology and Geology of Devil's Slide with Matt Thomas

Matthew Thomas is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. He has a doctorate in geological and environmental sciences and a masters in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University. He performed his doctoral thesis work on the geology and hydrology of Devil's Slide.More Info

Saturday, February 28, at 3PM

The California Newt

Lance Millbrand presents a program on the California newt featuring live salamanders. Lance is an accomplished and dedicated filmmaker, donning a wetsuit to wait in the pools of streams for the action of the newts. He has appeared at the SF Natural History Group and sold a film to Laguna Wild Area in Southern California.

Friday March 13, 2015, 6:30pm - 8pm

Family Nature Night Hike at San Pedro Valley

Explore San Pedro Valley Park on the night of Friday the 13th--if you dare! We'll navigate the Weiler Ranch Road and learn about nocturnal animals. Bring a flashlight and a coat. Heavy rain will cancel.

Questions? Contact Katherine Wright at (650) 599-1387 or kewright-at-smcgov.org.


Family Fun Days at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Enjoy a weekend Breakfast at the Reserve! There will be coffee, orange juice, and a variety of fruit and pastries. Stop by the tables at the top of the ramp for a quick snack before you explore the intertidal zone!

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9am - 11am


Edgewood Nature Walks

Saturday, February 21, 2015 10AM – 1PM

Friends of Edgewood's trained docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of each month. Walks are free and the general public is invited. The three to four mile walks vary according to the docent and the current happenings in the Preserve. More Info

Sunday Bird Walks

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 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

Family Nature Hike

Sunday, April 12th, 9am - 11am

Wildflowers, Butterflies, and Birds Oh My!

As spring begins wildflowers burst into bloom at San Bruno Mountain. On this nature hike we'll learn about pollination and predation and how this food chain is beneficial to the birds, butterflies, and wildflowers in this beautiful habitat! Heavy rain will cancel. Questions: Contact Katherine Wright at kewright-at-smcgov.org.

Join San Bruno Mountain Watch volunteers who are working to eradicate invasive plants on the mountain. Bring water and sun protection and wear sturdy shoes and layered of clothing. Meet at San Bruno Mountain Watch office, 44 Visitacion Ave, Suite 206, Brisbane.For additional information, call (415) 467-6631.

Weed Rangers

Friday, February 27 , 9AM - Noon

Saturday, February 28, 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

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Jan.30/31 • Help the Parks

Volunteer to work in a park. Choose Edgewood Park or San Bruno Mountain and make a difference.

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TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar. TdP 2014: Another great ride. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped the parks.

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