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.


Spring Hike Series, March & April

Butterflies!  Ecology!  Politics!  Ohlone Culture!  Wildflowers!

something for everyone — every weekend in March and April

This year there is a 2-month long Spring Hike Series and our wonderful hike leaders will take you on their own special journeys to this natural wonder. Our year-long Hiking Program is at the core of our Education Program. See our Hike Leader Profiles

Find complete hike information at our Spring Hike Series page.

For everyone's enjoyment, most of the hikes have limits to the number of participants (see hike descriptions). For those hikes you MUST SIGN UP in advance at the online hike signup pageor contact us by emailor call the office at 415-467-6631. Thanks!


Native Plant Sale, Apr27

If you've held off your planting so far this season, now is the time to load up on beautiful California natives from our Mission Blue Nursery.

The sale coincides with the San Francisco Native Plant Garden Tour, put on by the Yerba Buena Chapter of the CNPS, so include our demonstration gardens (for inspiration) and our nursery (for plant purchases) on your itinerary!

April 27th

11am until 4pm
Mission Blue Nursery


Complete information and plant list is at our April 2014 Native Plant Sale page. Select plants 20% off (see plant list); 10% discount for CNPS members on all regularly priced plants.

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.


Brisbane Earth Day, Apr26

San Bruno Mountain Watch Saturday stewards please contact Lawrence if you have questions. This week the Stewardship Saturday will be devoted to this special Earth Day restoration event.

Come join The City of Brisbane, Open Space & Ecology Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and San Bruno Mountain Watch to celebrate Earth Day! We will be spending a habitat restoration day at Costaños Canyon.

All ages and abilities are welcome. Invasive plant species will be removed, tools and training be provided. Commemorative t-shirts will be given while supplies last. Afterwards, enjoy a free lunch and beautiful spring day hike on San Bruno Mountain.

Wear appropriate clothing and shoes meant for the outdoors, wear sunscreen, and bring gloves if you have a pair.

The event will take place Saturday April 26th from 9 AM – 1:00 PM. Meet at the intersection of Humboldt Road and Placer Way.

To RSVP or for questions email or call: Natalie at 415-508-2118 or nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us


SSF Weed Warriors, Apr25 & Apr26

Mission Blue butterfly on host lupine © SBMW 2010Join the SSF Weed Warriors on San Bruno Mountain from 9:00am until Noon on Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th. 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 May 23rd and Saturday May 24th.

To receive stewardship event email notifications, complete the signup form.


Nursery Workday, Apr23

Volunteers are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at the Mission Blue Nursery from 10am to 12:30pm, with a 10 minute break (snacks provided!)

Directions to the Mission Blue Nursery in Brisbane.

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

To receive stewardship event email notifications, complete the signup form.



Cypress Lane Wetland, Apr19

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 Paul Bouscal, 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 Saturdays of each month from 2:00-4:00pm at the Cypress Lane Wetlands in Brisbane's Crocker Industrial Park.

For more information contact Ken McIntire at 415-467-6631 or sanbruno@mountainwatch.org.

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



Stewardship Saturday, Apr19

Volunteers are welcome to join the Saturday stewards on April 19th. We will be working with a group of students from CCSF and will be continuing our restoration work at the Bog Trail from 10:00am to 12:30pm with a 10 minute break (snacks provided!). Please wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring a liter of water. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Meet at the main visitor's parking lot. The $6 parking fee is waived for volunteers - be sure to get a pass from Lawrence.

For the most current information, or if you have questions, email Lawrence.

To receive stewardship event email notifications, complete the signup form.