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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A Rain Soaked Jaunt up San Bruno Mountain

Guest authored by Doug Silverstein

We braved the rain!Know the Land on Which You Stand. Two environmental leaders in San Mateo County spoke of this to me last month, yet I don’t think I’d heard it once before. Nor have I spent much time in my decades on the Peninsula thinking of who came before me. Long before me.

Nevertheless, the afternoon of February 27, while hiking San Bruno Mountain, a prized San Mateo County Park, seemed just the perfect time to reflect. So, during the first of ten 2019 SMC Hike-a-Palooza outings – every other Wednesday afternoon until July 3 – I shared the mountain’s history with my fellow trail mates.

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