CuriOdyssey brings children and families up close with the natural world. Their mission is to educate and inspire people to take care of the earth wisely. They offer the tools to question and explore our world: interactive science exhibits, hands-on and explorative school and public programs, and up close encounters with native California animals.
For more information see their website.
Coyote Point Marina
The Coyote Point Marina is part of the Coyote Point Recreation Area. Our warm climate and mid-peninsula location make for an ideal boating environment. With highly predictable wind patterns, Coyote Point is a center for such diverse types of watercraft such as sailboats, powerboats, windsurf boards, jet skis, kayaks and traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes. For berthing or general information please email us or visit our website.
Friends of Edgewood
Preserves, protects, and restores Edgewood’s natural resources. Coordinates many activities including docent-led wildflower walks, volunteer events, trail patrol, and hosting the new Bill and Jean Lane Education Center. For information visit their website, email them, or call 866-GO-EDGEWOOD.
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge is a volunteer organization founded in 1987 to preserve and protect this unique natural resource, to encourage educational and research programs there, and to support educational and interpretive services for schools and the public.
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge study marine biology and intertidal interpretation and then lead tours through the tide pools or serve as roving interpreters, answering visitors’ questions or pointing out the marine animals inhabiting the reef.
For more information, call them at 650/728-3584 or see their website.
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks
The vision of the Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks is to promote environmental awareness and education through community participation in the preservation and enjoyment of our natural environment. Volunteer groups help rangers maintain the parks and educate visitors. The group also provides financial support for park programs and volunteer activities. For more information visit their website.
Friends of San Bruno Mountain
Provides educational opportunities at San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, restores habitat, and builds appreciation and understanding of the unique ecosystem at San Bruno Mountain. Holds monthly volunteer workdays in the botanical garden of native plans – see their calendar for details. For information email Doug Allshouse or at 415.584.5114.
Friends of San Pedro Valley Park
The Friends of San Pedro Valley Park are a diverse group of individuals brought together by love of nature and concern for the park. Working for the benefit of all users of San Pedro Valley Park, the Friends play a significant role in supporting the park staff in their activities and in interpreting the park’s resources to the public. An enjoyable and informative series of natural history lectures presented at the Visitor Center are also sponsored by the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. We are dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of San Pedro Valley County Park and new members are always welcome. More information is available on our website
The Trail Center is an all volunteer organization that builds and maintains trails in the Bay Area. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Palo Alto, the trail center organizes safe, fun, friendly, & rewarding trail building events. It partners with Park agencies at the county (e.g., San Mateo County Parks), state (e.g., CA State Parks), and national and local levels.
For more information on the Trail Center, please visit their website.
Volunteer Horse Patrol
The Volunteer Horse Patrol serves as the “eyes and ears” of the county parks. Equestrian teams (horse and rider) ride the trails helping the park service by observing and reporting trail use and conditions. Volunteers also inform and assist visitors by answering questions, handing out maps, and advising visitors of park regulations and etiquette. Park visitors and the park service both benefit from the visibility and general assistance provided by the volunteers.
For more information email Bob Rosenberg or call him at 408-267-7944.