Midpen publishes a monthly e-newsletter with a quick look at the latest news and a brief overview of upcoming activities and public events. An expanded version is published on a quarterly basis and includes includes a full listing of docent-led activities and a message from the General Manager.

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Summer 2017 Message from the General Manager

Midpen’s Gift to the People

Mountaintops have always beckoned people. They figure literally and metaphorically in art, culture, and religion around the world.Read more

Summer 2017

Revealing Mount Umunhum

Those who have gazed up at Mount Umunhum for decades can visit this site starting in mid-September when it becomes one of the Bay Area’s great, publicly accessible peaks...Read more

Mount Umunhum Timeline

Mount Umunhum is a place of rich stories steeped in Native American history, gold rush-era mining and the Cold War.Read more
OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

Mount Umunhum Sneak Peek on “OPENROAD”

This spring, District staff hosted Doug McConnell and the crew of NBC’s OpenRoad, on the summit of Mount Umunhum for an opportunity to get a glimpse of Midpen’s amazing progress of the...Read more
Purisima Creek Redwoods

Can You Put a Price Tag on Nature?

In recent years, a new kind of research has been taking place in open space: economics. Showing that nature is not only beautiful and enjoyable, but also economically beneficial, gives open space...Read more

Nature Journal

Midpen surveyed 6 cattle ponds for California red-legged frogs to learn if this threatened species is successfully breeding hereRead more

April 2017

Docent-led Activities

April Docent-led Activities

Every month, Midpen offers a wide variety of FREE docent-led activities throughout the preserves.Read more

2017 Digital Photo Contest

Enter your favorite shots of Midpen preserves in our annual photo contest.Read more
Daniels Nature Center

Spring Opening - Daniels Nature Center

The Daniels Nature Center opens on Saturday, April 1, 2017.Read more