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Finding San Jose’s Lost Wetland
One of the largest freshwater wetlands was once on the outskirts of downtown San Jose. Hear the story and see what an old map can teach us about today's landscape.
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5 Best Trails for Easy Hikes
Looking for easy hikes—ones the whole family can enjoy? Here are five of our favorite easy trails through POST-protected open spaces. Enjoy!
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What to Pack for Your Next Hike
It’s prime time for exploring the POST-protected open spaces. Before you walk out the door, here are the essentials you’ll want for your adventure.
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Snakes on a Plain: Monitoring the Endangered San Francisco Garter Snake
Meet Patrick Lien, a snake researcher with the U.S. Geologic Survey and learn about his work studying the endangered San Francisco garter snake.
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Upcoming Events

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July 22, 2018
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods- Half Moon Bay
  • 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for a challenging, 9-mile hike in the beautiful Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
July 28, 2018
  • Calero County Park
  • 4:30 PM - 8 PM
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Join us for a 7.8 mile hike just in time to catch the golden light on POST-protected Rancho San Vicente's grassy hilltops.
August 4, 2018
  • Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
  • 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
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Join us for a 5-mile hike to take in panoramic views of the sunset on POST-protected Mindego Hill.
August 11, 2018
  • 21700 Little Basin Rd
  • 9:00 A.M.
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Enjoy organized activities for adults and kids, guided nature walks, and a POST-hosted reception and campfire before the Perseid Meteor Shower. Camp overnight, or just visit for the day!

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