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San Mateo County Parks set to slowly open, starting May 4

Photo by TechnologyHiker

Photo by TechnologyHiker

Thank you for doing your part to keep parks safe and healthy for all. Please keep it up! Across the region, the vast majority of park and trail visitors have done so responsibly. In San Mateo County, we have an opportunity to make the parks welcoming, comforting and healing places to be and to share with others.

The Bay Area shelter-in-place order was extended through the end of May. However, there will be some incremental openings, including our San Mateo County Parks!

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Washing Away the Stay at Home Blues with a Walk in Nearby Nature

This past Tuesday, I was working from home, sitting at my table in the same place I’ve been for weeks. My head kept turning to look outside at the sunshine hitting the trees. I wasn’t feeling very productive or motivated. In fact, I was feeling drained, overwhelmed and anxious. It was Noon and I decided it was time to take my own advice and indulge in a nearby nature break. In fact, I would take it a step further and give myself an activity: I will go shoot a rainbow. Which meant I grabbed my iPhone and headed outside in search of all the colors of the rainbow in the natural world.

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