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Earth Day County Activities

April has become Earth Month and is busy time in the San Mateo County Parks. While this email focuses on Earth Day volunteer events, there are many ways for you to enjoy or get involved in your San Mateo County Parks. Find out more about outings and volunteer opportunities at our events page. 

Celebrate Earth Day at one of these many activities.
Earth Day is April 22. There are many opportunities over the next two weekends for you to give something back to Mother Earth.

Bay Clean Up at Coyote Point Recreation Area, April 19, 10am-noon
Meet in the parking lot near the Promenade Trail. Signs directing volunteers will be posted in the park.

Habitat Restoration at San Pedro Valley Park, April 19, 9 am-noon
Volunteers meet at the Visitor Center near the parking lot. Hats, sunscreen and water bottles are recommended. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Habitat restoration at Edgewood Park, April 19, 9am-noon
Help the wildflowers blossom by removing invasive, non-native species that choke out the flowers’ habitats. The efforts are led by experienced California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, volunteers. The work is dirty, but the view is great. Meet at the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center.

Habitat Restoration at San Bruno Mountain, April 19, 10am-12:30pm
Help San Bruno Mountain Watch work at the Bog Trail site. Meet in the main parking lot. The $6 entrance fee is waived for volunteers if you get parking pass from Lawrence. Bring water and sun protection, wear sturdy shoes and layers of clothing. For the most current information, email Lawrence.

Mirada Surf Clean-Up, Saturday, April 26th, 1pm-3pm
Please bring your own work gloves and buckets to help us reduce waste. Also recommended: Sunscreen, Hand Cleaner, and Bottled Water. We will have trash bags for you to use as we work together to make our oceans cleaner! More Info.

Volunteers under 18 must have a volunteer agreement signed by a parent or guardian. Agreements can be downloaded here.
    Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

May 3  Take A Hike at Wunderlich Park. Hike starts at 9am. See website for directions to avoid road closures in Woodside.

May 4  Streets Alive! Parks Alive! 11am-2pm at Coyote Point. Be a part of the Ride in Disguise on the Bay Trail between Coyote Point and Belmont.

May 5  Silicon Valley Gives! You can donate now or on May 5 to support our work by clicking here. On May 5, there will be a giving station at the Whole Foods Market in San Mateo.  We'll be there too with an information table.  We are also the non-profit currently getting nickels for bags at the Whole Foods Markets in San Mateo, Redwood City and Palo Alto.
 
Learn more about your San Mateo County Parks
To find out everything from A-Z -- Annual passes to the Zwierlein picnic site -- about the San Mateo County Parks, check out their website.

The Foundation is now on Facebook.
Like the San Mateo County Parks Foundation on facebook to see more activities in the parks. Share your stories and post your pictures from your time in the San Mateo County Parks.

Your activities can help us raise funds!
It's free. Your outdoor adventures and volunteer time will be translated into funds through our partnership with the Plus 3 Network and the National Environmental Education Foundation. Sign-up today!


See you in the San Mateo County Parks. Forward to a friend
 

Julia Bott
Executive Director
San Mateo County Parks Foundation

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