Archive of Past San Bruno Mountain Watch Events


Native Plant Sale, Nov7

Fall is planting season — so this sale is your opportunity to get a head start on Spring and buy our special San Bruno Mountain natives for your garden. Most of our plants are drought-tolerant California natives and are well suited to your local gardens.

November 2015 Plant Sale
November 7th

9am until 2pm
Mission Blue Nursery
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"The Edge of the Wild" Brisbane Viewing Oct 24


This important documentary about Brisbane and
San Bruno Mountain will finally be shown in Brisbane
on Saturday, October 24th at the Mission Blue Center
purchase tickets online or pay at the door

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.

A word from Gail Mallimson, Director: "Many of the people in the film volunteer with Mountain Watch, and I'm excited to be supporting their programs which directly benefit the native habitat and endangered species on the mountain. It's also exciting to screen the film in its hometown - the film is actually about Brisbane, so it should be a lively audience! Michele Salmon and I will answer questions after the screening, and there will be a cocktail reception at 7 for an hour before the film starts at 8. Please join us!"

More information at the documentary's Facebook page and
Tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit San Bruno Mountain Watch


SSF Weed Warriors, Aug 28th & 29th

Mission Blue butterfly on host lupine
© SBMW 2010
Join the SSF Weed Warriors on San Bruno Mountain from 9:00am until Noon on Friday August 28th and Saturday August 29th. Come one day or both!.

We work to maintain critical butterfly habitat on the south slope of San Bruno Mountain. Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts for protection - and sturdy shoes; variable weather demands dressing in layers; bring 1 liter of water.

For more information, email the leaders Chuck and LorettaView Google map of meeting location for SSF Weed Warriors behind the Montessori School at 1400 Hillside Blvd.
Heavy rain cancels.

Next SSF Weed Warrior outings: Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th.

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Mission Blue-Berry Pancake Breakfast & Native Plant Sale, Aug9

A yummy pancake breakfast celebrating a year of growth on and off of San Bruno Mountain! Featuring wild harvested blackberry syrup and Mountain Watch's secret recipe pancakes.

Adults are $10 and children (12 and under) are $5.
Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Sunday, August 9th
9am to 12pm
Mission Blue Nursery
near 3401 Bayshore Blvd

Our Mission Blue Native Plant Nursery will also be open for plant sales! Plants and pancakes - that's good!


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