Upcoming Events 

Check out our upcoming events sponsored by San Bruno Mountain Watch, including stewardship outings and hikes, and also other events we think are important to The Mountain.

A listing of our past events can be found at the Event Archive.


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
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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!"

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Tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit San Bruno Mountain Watch.


Founder's Hike, Oct24

David Schooley will lead another of his famous hikes for on Saturday October 24th. In addition to being the founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch, David is an artist, poet, outdoor explorer and a true friend of the mountain and its flora and fauna. His deep knowledge of the mountain and his love of nature will touch those who hike with him.

This hike is limited to 7 participants and you MUST SIGN UP in advance at the online hike signup page or contact the office by email or phone. David prefers small groups so please be sure to sign up in advance.

Bring water and a snack or lunch. Dress for varied weather. This hike leaves at 10am and lasts until approximately 2:00pm. You will get exercise on this hike! - the trails can be steep and narrow.

Meet at the San Bruno Mountain Watch office.

For more information, email info@mountainwatch.org or call the SBMW office at 415-467-6631.


SSF Weed Warriors, Oct 23rd & 24th

Mission Blue butterfly on host lupine
© SBMW 2010
Join the SSF Weed Warriors on San Bruno Mountain from 9:00am until Noon on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th. 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 November 27th and Saturday November 28th - Thanksgiving Weekend!

To receive stewardship event email notifications, complete the signup form. Check out the information on all of our Stewardship Volunteer Programs.


Canyon Hike, Oct17

Paul Bouscal will lead his next Canyon Hike on Saturday October 17th. Paul's hikes, consistently one of SBMW's favorite activities, are in the open space above Brisbane & include a visit to an Ohlone Indian shellmound in Costaños Canyon and then continue to Brisbane Acres. Terrain can be steep at times - you will get some exercise!

Bring water and a snack or lunch. Dress for varied weather. Hikes leave at 10am and last until approximately 2:00pm.

Meet at the San Bruno Mountain Watch office.

For more information, email info@mountainwatch.org
or call the SBMW office at 415-467-6631.


Nursery Workday, Oct14

Join our volunteer propagators every Wednesday at the Mission Blue Nursery as we grow this season's batch of native plants for restoration projects and public sales. You'll grow native plants, learn about local plants and meet people interested in ecologically conscious gardening.

The workday is from 10am to 12:30pm with a snack break.

Directions to the Mission Blue Nursery in Brisbane.

For more information on the nursery, email Ildiko, nursery manager. For information on other volunteer opportunities, check out the Stewardship Volunteer Programs page.

To receive stewardship event email notifications, join our email list.



Cypress Lane Wetlands, Oct13

Volunteers are invited to join us every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Cypress Lane Wetlands in Brisbane's Crocker Industrial Park. Meet at the site where you'll find your leader for the day. Bring boots if you have them! Tools and snacks will be provided.

In 2014 we restarted the Cypress Lane Wetlands stewardship program which was run so successfully for several years by Jim McKissock and his volunteers. Join us to continue the work on this interesting and important project!

For more information, contact us at the SBMW office at 415-467-6631 - or email Ariel, our Stewardship Coordinator.

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

To receive stewardship event email notifications, complete the signup form. Check out the information on all of our Stewardship Volunteer Programs.


Stewardship Saturday, Oct10

Throughout the Summer, Stewardship Saturdays will be devoted to nurturing our Winter plantings. We'll continue to revisit earlier planting sites in Owl or Buckeye Canyons, and elsewhere on the mountain, for "leisurely" weeding - this gives an important advantage to recently planted natives. The workday is 9:30-12:30 - snack provided!

For more information, email Ariel, Stewardship Coordinator. Meet at the San Bruno Mountain Watch office this Saturday - we will car pool to the site at 9:30am.