PRESS RELEASE. From the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District “Views eNews” Summer 2023.
This summer, Midpen Open Space is celebrating the initial purchase of lands that will become Midpen’s 27th open space preserve: Cloverdale Ranch, a unique ecological and agricultural jewel on the San Mateo County Coastside near the rural town of Pescadero.
The lands, first protected by our nonprofit partner Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), contain large, intact coastal grasslands, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in North America.
While Wilbur’s Watch is currently the only public trail in Cloverdale Ranch Preserve, plans for docent-led access are underway. Until then, the preserve is accessible from a small parking area off Highway 1, where an out-and-back trail gently climbs for about a mile through coastal scrub to a lookout with interpretive signs and panoramic coastal views.
Midpen Directors Hold In-Person Public Meeting + Community Open House in Pescadero to Vote on Purchase of Cloverdale Ranch
Midpen Poised to Purchase a Coastside Ecological Jewel, Cloverdale Ranch, from Peninsula Open Space District (POST) for 50% Off