Our Top 5 Ways to Slow Down in Nature

Traffic congestion is intense, people are getting into holiday mode and things continue to open up. Lots of things on your “to-do” list? Here’s one more to bump to the top: take some time for yourself and slow down in nature. Return refreshed and clear-headed. Here are our top 5 ways to do just that! Take a mindful walk and enjoy the cool, ocean breeze along the gently graded Cowell-Purisima Trail just south of Half Moon Bay. Come at falling high tide to the Coyote Point Marina and enjoy the variety of shorebirds resting along the bay shoreline. This is “one of the finest shorebird roosts in San Mateo County” according to Sequoia Audubon. Huddart Park is an easily accessible mid-week escape offering miles of forested trails and a chance to hear the healing sound of water flowing again in creeks. Slow down and appreciate a magical sunset from Devil’s Slide Trail. Start your day early with a morning walk through the foggy Cypress grove at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Please note that one of our favorite ways to unwind in nature is to walk amongst the redwoods after a heavy rain. However, Pescadero Creek, Memorial Park and Sam McDonald Park…

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9 Ways to Protect the Planet and Parks

by Michele Beasley I know I can feel overwhelmed when I hear about wildland fire, drought and disappearing species. I want to know: what can I do? These problems seem so huge, where do I even begin? Sometimes, it is the simplest actions that have the biggest impact. Tweaks in our daily routine can go a long way in caring for our natural environment.

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