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.

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 13, 9AM - Noon

Native Plant Restoration

Saturday, February 20, 9AM - Noon


San Pedro Valley Talks

February 13, 3PM

Plants of San Pedro Valley Park

With Jorg & Mimi Fleige Mimi will highlight some of the uses of San Pedro Valley Park's native plants, as she narrates Jorg’s visual display of the park flora. The couple is well known in the East and North Bay, having given programs in that area, but this presentation will be specially tailored for those interested in San Pedro Valley Park.

Jorg and Mimi are graduates of Sonoma State, where he majored in Archaeology and she in Psychology and Horti-culture. Mimi managed retail plant nurseries for Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley and the Sloat Garden Center; subsequently the pair founded a popular organic horticultural business. They later became active in the California Native Plant Society and the California Horticultural Society and became involved in photography (Jorg) and botanical classification (Mimi) for the Solano Land Trust.

San Pedro Valley Park is located at 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica. More Info


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 Interpretive Hikes

February 20, 10AM

To display the treasures of Edgewood all year long, Friends of Edgewood docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of each month throughout the year. Walks will take you through a number of different plant communities, with frequent stops to take a closer look at what is happening there. It may be interesting insects, plants that would otherwise be overlooked, listening for frogs, identifying butterflies, or examining spider turrets. The closer you look, the more you will see. Regardless of the season, you are likely to learn all kinds of fascinating things that you didn’t know before.

Our free walks cover about 3 miles, at a moderate pace. Families, seniors and interested children are welcome. Heavy rain cancels walks.More Info


Edgewood Sunday Bird Walks

Sunday, February 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


Mission Blue Nursery's Native Plant Sale

Saturday, February 20th, 9am-2pm

Save Saturday February 20th for Mission Blue Nursery's native plant sale. As usual, there will be a great selection of drought-tolerant San Bruno Mountain native perennials - like the Chaparral Currant (Ribes malvaceum) with its brilliant blooms - and native grasses.

For more information visit the San Bruno Mountain Watch website or contact Nursery Manager Ildiko Polony at ildiko@mountainwatch.org with any questions.


San Bruno Mountain State and County Park


Weed Rangers

Friday, February 26, 9AM - Noon

Saturday, February 27, 9AM - Noon

Join the SSF Weed Warriors and help restore habitat on the beautiful slopes of San Bruno Mountain, the South San Francisco side. Learn about native plants as we weed out exotic species that invade endangered butterfly habitat. See the San Bruno Mountain Watch calendar for more info.


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.

February 13 • San Pedro Valley

Learn about some of the uses of San Pedro Valley Park's native plants. The presentation will include visual display of the park flora. More Info

Devil's Slide on Open Road

The San Mateo County Parks Foundation, in partnership with the County of San Mateo Parks Department, is proud to be an underwriter of the OpenRoad TV series. On Sunday, January 24 the series opener featured Devil's Slide and Parks Director Marlene Finley. If you missed the show, you can watch it on-line here.

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TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar. Watch for TdP 2016 announcements here.