Archive of Past San Bruno Mountain Watch Events


Pancake Breakfast & Plant Sale, Aug3

Save the date for our annual Pancake Breakfast & Native Plant Sale and come on down to celebrate San Bruno Mountain with friends and supporters.

This annual event happens at our Mission Blue Native Plant Nursery

 Sunday, August 3rd

8:30am - 11:30am

$10 adults / $5 children

Click here for directions to the Mission Blue Nursery in Brisbane, off Bayshore Blvd behind the Brisbane Fire Dept.



Replacing Your Lawn, July12

The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (SCV-CNPS) is hosting a presentation at the Brisbane Library on replacing your water-thirsty lawn with water-wise and drought-tolerant native plants.

Julie Montanari is a landscape designer with a passion for garden designs that incorporate low-water plants to create beautiful, healthy and water-wise gardens.

July 12th
Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Avenue

Download the SCV-CNPS flyer for this talk.


Fire Fest, June22

download Fire Fest FlyerPlease join us for our Fire Fest fundraising party on Sunday June 22nd - the cost is only $20 at the door to support our important work. Celebrate the Summer Solstice and remember the 2008 San Bruno Mountain fire.

June 22nd, Sunday
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive

There will be music by The Elderberries, short films about San Bruno Mountain, delicious finger food, and a No Host bar.

Advance tickets only $16!
Purchase advance tickets online

You can be assured of secure transactions using PayPal or your credit card. Choose the first option to make a "secure, one-time donation" - and enter your total purchase amount (# of tickets X $16 ). On the order review page there will be a link to "Add special instructions to SBMW" to earmark the donation for your ticket purchase. You can also use our Online Form to send your information to us after you've made your donation. Of course, we will gladly accept a donation of more than $16 per ticket. Thanks!

Advance tickets can also be purchased from board members. Remember! The price at the door will be $20 - but we would love to know you're coming - so RSVP if possible to

View Brisbane videographer Keith Moreau's film — Fire on San Bruno Mountain.





Cypress Lane Wetland, May20

In 2014 we restarted the Cypress Lane Wetlands stewardship program which was so successfully run in the past by Jim McKissock and his volunteers. Under the direction of Noixium Berrios, our new environmental educator, our plan is to continue Jim's work in the same location in Crocker Industrial Park.

Volunteers are welcome to join the restoration workdays on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 9:00-11:30am at the Cypress Lane Wetlands in Brisbane's Crocker Industrial Park. Meet at the site.

For more information contact Ken McIntire at 415-467-6631 or

Click here for directions to the Cypress Lane Wetlands project site and download a printable site description and map here.



Native Plant Sale, May17

Our May plant sale is a special event! As usual, there will be plenty of non-thirsty summer-blooming natives for your garden - like golden aster, buckwheat, seaside daisy & lizard tail - all so important to bees and butterflies.

In addition, local artist & activist Beth Grossman will be showing her traveling art exhibit "The Law of Seeds" that invites people to appreciate the wonders of seeds and appreciate the importance of protecting this precious component of our food chain.

Native Seed Seminar at 11am: Joe Cannon, Stewardship Director, and Lawrence Fernandez, Nursery Manager, will guide visitors through the nursery and give a seminar on the biology of native seeds, seed germination, seed collection and use as part of native plant propagation and habitat restoration.

May 17th

9am until 2pm
Mission Blue Nursery

Complete information is at our May 2014 Native Plant Sale page

Can't make it to the sale on April 27th? The nursery is now open by appointment Thursday thru Saturday with a $100 minimum order - call 415-467-6631 or email Lawrence.