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.

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 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. They are dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of San Pedro Valley County Park and new members are always welcome. More information is available on their website

Pacific Beach Coalition

The Pacific Beach Coalition was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to preserving the ocean, coastal habitat, and wildlife, and ending litter through advocacy, education, community building, and citizen action. For more information about their field and education programs, beach and community clean-ups, and other opportunities, visit their website.

REI Co-op

REI loves to get outside and play. Their mission is to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide and sends dedicated teams of volunteers—members, customers and REI employees—to build trails, clean up beaches, restore local habitats and more. They have been our partner on Coyote Nights for three years running.  For more information and local events, please visit their website.

San Bruno Mountain Watch

San Bruno Mountain Watch supports education, stewardship, conservation, and outreach programs. They provide opportunities for people to explore and restore the Mountain’s unique ecosystems, including their own Mission Blue Nursery for growing native plants. For more information on San Bruno Mountain Watch and their events, visit their website.

San Mateo County Health

As a county health department, San Mateo County Health administers public health programs and provides clinical and supportive services to the community. Their mission is to help everyone in San Mateo County live longer and better lives.

The Trail Center

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.


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