The Volunteer Group Grant Program – Awardees

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The San Mateo County Parks Foundation provides grants to volunteer groups that look after one or more San Mateo County Parks. Volunteers provide a variety of services on behalf of parks and park visitors, from pulling weeds and growing native plants to leading hikes and picking up litter. We are beyond grateful for the good work these groups and countless volunteers do to care for San Mateo County Parks.

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Our Top Ten “Cool Things to Discover” in a San Mateo County Park

Our parks offer much in the way of fun discoveries- rare plants and butterflies, seasonal waterfalls and lots of birds; imaginative playgrounds, surprising vistas and neck-straining redwood trees. Some are nature’s gifts and others are man-made, but when one comes across something rare, unexpected or curious, it feels like a treat. There are hundreds of cool things to discover in your San Mateo County Parks. This list is the tip of the iceberg. Click here to see a list of all San Mateo County Parks that are currently open.

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