Join the SSF Weed Warriors for their restoration work on the Mountain's south slope – come one day or both! The invasives are a constant battle so we need all the weed warriors we can get! Only heavy rain would cancel - so come prepared. Friday and Saturday 9am to noon.
Join us for a guided hike through Buckeye Canyon, followed by our first planting day of the season! Help plant native vegetation that will feed and shelter the endangered Mission Blue and Callippe Silverspot butterflies.
Help the Guadalupe Valley Stewards spread mulch in preparation for a native garden that will soon be planted!
Visit the open studio of Margo Bors, long-time Mountain Watch supporter and advocate, October 22 & 23, 11am to 6pm.
Join the Dune Defenders for a guided hike through the Daly CIty Dunes on the west end of San Bruno Mountain, followed by ice plant removal activities to benefit the endangered San Francisco Lessingia plant. RSVP required.
8th Annual Active San Mateo County Conference celebrating local, state and national parks. Free!
Ariel Cherbowsky, SBMW's Stewardship Coordinator, will be taking audience members on a photographic and poetic journey through the cultural and natural history of Colma Creek, the most significant stream on San Bruno Mt
Protect butterfly habitat on the mountain's south side and check out the effects of a recent summertime fire!
Join us again on October 18th at this great urban wetland - a breeding ground for the Pacific Chorus Frog and home to a quaint array of California native plants.
It's time to head back to Buckeye Canyon again for that pesky fennel - we'll meet at the trailhead into Buckeye Canyon on Quarry Road.
The restoration of the Colma Creek Headwaters was a major project involving many contributors, including Mountain Watch and its former Stewardship Director Joe Cannon. This Saturday stewards will return to the area to remove cape ivy and bull thistle. Meet in the parking lot near the main entrance where parking passes will be given out.
The Dune Defenders haven't given up yet! - we'll be working to remove more ice plant - this non-native plant is a challenge to dune stewards, so come help us open up space for native dune plants! Please RSVP for this Saturday so Ariel can make sure there is enough equipment since a large group will be joining Mountain Watch.
Join San Bruno Mountain Watch at our Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraising Event Sunday, September 11th, 2016 from 9:00 AM - Noon.
Margo Bors beautiful art exhibit reflecting the plants and insects from San Francisco and the Peninsula will end August 31. Margo's passion for the flora and fauna of this area is seen in her artwork, which often features the close relationship between native plants and pollinators. Margo is a San Bruno Mountain advocate and supporter of San Bruno Mountain Watch.
Join Mountain Watch and The City of Brisbane for their 3rd Annual Habitat Restoration Day - this time we'll be removing invasive plants in Sierra Point Canyon.
It's seed collecting and cleaning season on the Mountain and Mission Blue Nursery could use some supplies. See what kinds of equipment you might have lying around the house that could help us out.
Mountain Watch and the City of Brisbane invite you to a joint Habitat Restoration Day. Our Stewardship Saturday gang will be working on the Northeast Ridge this weekend removing French broom from grassland areas that are now protected from further development at The Ridge.
We'll be removing invasive Italian thistle this Saturday on the south slopes of the Mountain. Join us for this important work!
Our upcoming native plant sale will focus on helping you create a pollinator's paradise in your garden, especially for native bees. Become Bee Dazzled! We have what you need to make your garden a pollinator's paradise. Mary Beth, nursery volunteer and avid native gardener, will give a presentation on native bees - learn how to attract bees as well as other important pollinators.
Hike through two beautiful canyons and get an idea of what makes this Mountain so special. This May Day Hike through Buckeye and Owl Canyons will be led by Gail Mallimson, Board Member, environmentalist and videographer, and her husband Elliot, landscape architect and native plant enthusiast. You'll visit an Ohlone Indian shellmound, learn common wildflowers and plants, and perhaps glimpse a Mission Blue butterfly. Co-leader will be Miranda Sulley, Board Member.
Hike this ancient inland sand dune with Del Shembari on April 30th.
The Earth Day Film Festival will be screening The Edge of the Wild - a documentary about the struggle to save endangered butterflies on San Bruno Mountain on April 23rd at 7:30 PM.
David Schooley, San Bruno Mountain Watch's founder, will be part of an Environmental Justice Panel discussion featuring powerful and inspiring fighters for environmental and social justice! There will also be an exhibit curated by Ariel Cherbowsky, our stewardship coordinator, featuring the art, poetry, and photography of David, the ecology and political history of the mountain, and more!
Michele Salmon, President of the Board, will lead this hike, with Tom Lambert, SBMW Treasurer. The Summit Loop Trail has the most diverse range of habitats of any of the trails on the Mountain. This hike will be at an easy pace.
This is a beautiful open space that is only partially protected as South San Francisco's Sign Hill Park.
On this hike you will see the Mountain through the eyes of an experienced restoration ecologist. Joe Cannon is the previous Stewardship Director for Mountain Watch and is an instructor in Ecology at San Francisco City College. Co-leader is Paul Bouscal.
Again this year we invite you to visit the Mountain on one of our Spring Hikes. These hikes will visit different areas of the Mountain and the leaders are enthusiastic and knowledgeable Mountain Watchers. See the complete Upcoming Events listings for the individual hikes and descriptions.
Doug Allshouse will be leading a Rare Plant Hike for those who are interested in our Rare Plant Program which is in development.
Join Chuck and Loretta on this wildflower walk to explore the undiscovered south slopes of San Bruno Mountain. Spring should be in full bloom - so bring your camera for both the flowers and the views. The weather looks like it will be OK on Sunday - heavy rain would cancel until March 13th, but we're good to go in light rain this Sunday.
The last workshop, hosted by the City of Brisbane, on how to coexist with local coyotes will be on Saturday March 5 at 10AM. Learn to live with coyotes!
Are you ready to ditch your lawn and create a native prairie in your yard? Mission Blue Nursery specializes in our local coastal prairie plant community - all from San Bruno Mountain,of course!