Archive of Past San Bruno Mountain Watch Events


David Schooley Talk, July18

Come spend an afternoon with David Schooley, founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch and author of Ravines of the Heart. David will be sharing photographs and poems from his book about San Bruno Mountain. Join him at the Brisbane Community Center (downstairs from the library) on Saturday July 18th. This presentation is part of the San Mateo County Library's "An Afternoon with Author..." Program and is for adults.

Brisbane Community Center
250 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane
link to Brisbane Library event page


Butterfly Count Rescheduled! July5

The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) will conduct its annual San Bruno Mountain butterfly count again this year, on Sunday July 5th (rescheduled from Sunday June 14), under the direction of Patrick Kobernus. Patrick has been in charge of this count for several years, and again this year will be joined by Liam O'Brien, lepidopterist, who is quite the celebrity in the San Francisco Bay Area butterlfy world.

Participants will meet at the San Bruno Mountain State & County Park entrance parking lot at 9am. You need to contact Patrick if you are planning to come for the count, and be prepared for hiking up steep hills. Patrick will email you complete information.

Patrick Kobernus

Previous knowledge of the butterfly species is not necessary, as each group will have a leader who is knowledgeable in the local butterfly species.

If there is heavy fog and/or rain on the day of the event, we will reschedule.


"The Edge of the Wild" Premiere, May30


This important documentary will premiere at the
San Francisco Green Film Festival
on Saturday, May 30th at 4 PM
purchase tickets!

For over 30 years, residents of Brisbane have fought to save rare butterflies on private land planned for luxury housing on San Bruno Mountain. This epic battle between private property rights and the survival of a species resulted in a major shift in national environmental policy – one that allows private landowners to kill endangered species. The Edge of the Wild is a documentary film, by local filmmaker Gail Mallimson, that tells the story of this struggle both past and present - through the eyes of a life-long resident of Brisbane, Michele Salmon, who is determined to reverse this policy and save the last population of these butterflies before they are gone forever.

You can purchase tickets, see the trailer and find much more information at
the The Edge of the Wild page at the San Francisco Green Film Festival website.


Native Plant Sale, May16

As every gardener knows, there is always room for more plants in the garden. Choose those new additions from our selection of drought-tolerant California natives - the only way to go!

May 2015 Plant Sale
May 16th

9am until 2pm
Mission Blue Nursery


Silicon Valley Gives, May5

Mountain Watch is excited to be participating in Silicon Valley Gives - now through May 5th. This fundraising campaign benefits nonprofits serving the greater Silicon Valley area.
Help us reach our $5,000 goal to support our work on the Mountain. Double your donation by making your tax-deductible gift through our SVGives portal! A generous donor will match your gifts up to $2,000.
Your investment made today and through May 5th will ensure that the Mountain is protected. Thank you for your support of the Mountain and Mountain Watch.
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