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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Winter 2016


Creating Safe Passages

The District is at the initial phase of developing crossing structures for wildlife and humans across State Highway 17, between the town of Los Gatos and Bear Creek Road.Read more

Winter Wisdom

Decisions to close trails are based on current and predicted weather conditions. When visiting the preserves this winter, or any time of the year, please look for posted trail closure signs and...Read more

Living with the Land

Restoring the Land and Native TraditionsRead more
Assessing sediment layers

Searching the Soil for Evidence of Past Big Quakes

This fall, geologists arrived at Monte Bello in search of evidence of past large earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.Read more
AED and Ranger

Ranger Patrol Trucks Equipped with AEDs

Automatic External Defibrillators are now on all of Midpen’s emergency response vehiclesRead more
Picchetti Ranch ©Katherine Jen

Green Bonds Save Residents Millions

In September 2016, Midpen sold approximately $57.5 million in green bonds to refinance existing bond debt.Read more
Ana Ruiz

Volunteer Appreciation

On September 21, 2016, Assistant General Manager Ana Ruiz delivered a rousing speech at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event.Read more

November 2016

Mindego Hill

2015-16 Accomplishments 

The report includes major and notable projects and milestones that were completed as part of the Action Plan as well as those relating to unanticipated projects.Read more

Redwoods and Climate Change

This fall, students will visit Purisima Creek Redwoods for a field learning experience.Read more

Permanente Creek Flood Protection

The Santa Clara County Water District (SCVWD) is scheduled to begin construction on the Rancho San Antonio Park flood detention basin in December.Read more