Saturday, November 17, 2007

POST: developing Silicon Valley's green wealth

POST stands for Peninsula Open Space Trust. It celebrates this year (2007) its 30 years of accomplishment toward expanding the open space preserves around the Bay Area. Here is an excerpt from the About POST page:

"The mission of the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is to give permanent protection to the beauty, character and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula landscape for people here now and for future generations.

We encourage the use of these lands for natural resource protection, wildlife habitat, low-intensity public recreation and agriculture.

Since our founding in 1977, POST has helped to give permanent protection to 60,000 acres of land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties – an area one and a half times the size of San Francisco and 12 times the size of Yosemite Valley."

12 time the size of Yosemite Valley, wow!

This week I received a fund raising request to help on a specific project. POST has recently acquired a stunning 1,047-acre piece of land along Skyline Ridge. The property is near the town of La Honda on the San Francisco Peninsula. I invite you to visit the specific GoMindego website they have setup to promote this preservation and restoration project.

I'm so excited at the idea to discover new trails in this preserve which lies between Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve and Pescadero Creek County Park, two areas we ran through with our Mid-Peninsula saturday morning group.

So excited that I immediately went online to support the project (they are making it very easy to donate online). And I hope you can support this project as well, especially if you run in the Bay Area and enjoy our unique and priceless hills and park system., Go!


Zachi Baharav said...

Great posting Jean, and let's hope more of us can contribute to this effort of POST. Looking forward to running on those!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug and the good wishes.
Audrey Rust