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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Visitors, locals and wildlife alike rejoice in the green mountains, rolling hills and crisscrossing trails marbling the Peninsula’s landscape. Why exactly are all these green open spaces protected in the Bay Area? Because groups like MidPen are working hard to preserve and connect them.

The District is a self-defined “regional greenbelt system” supported by government grants, donations, some rental and interest income, and a small percentage of property taxes. Working to preserve, connect and provide access to green spaces, the District oversees 60,000 acres in 26 separate preserves, almost all of which are open to the public. Learn more at the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District website.

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