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Cover Story - February 18, 2022

A grassroots movement to preserve nature turns 50

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District now manages 65,000 acres across 26 preserves

by Kate Bradshaw

When you see the foothills, mountains and Baylands of the Peninsula, you may think about the hiking, biking or riding trails that wait to be explored. But behind much of the Peninsula's nature access is one predominant organization shaping that landscape: Midpen.

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Posted by sequoiadean
a resident of Los Altos
on Feb 18, 2022 at 10:47 am

sequoiadean is a registered user.

Congratulations on 50 years of amazing work! The huge open spaces Mid Pen preserved, and continues to preserve, are a key reason why the Bay Area, and the Peninsula in particular, is such a wonderful place to live.

Posted by Local news junkie
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Feb 18, 2022 at 11:50 am

Local news junkie is a registered user.

We need to protect our beautiful natural environment, and many thanks to MiidPen for being so key to those efforts!

Posted by Lynne Henderson
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 18, 2022 at 2:48 pm

Lynne Henderson is a registered user.

And a shout out to my friend, Del Woods, who worked so hard for MPROSD and was in charge for a number of years! (Sorry if I don't have the alphabet soup right--I am just so grateful for him, the District, POST, and Trust for Public Land, for which my cousin worked for many years)

Posted by Jane
a resident of Ventura
on Feb 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm

Jane is a registered user.

Our open spaces are extraordinary. Thank you to MPROSD.

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