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September 2017

SMC Dog Management Committee Invites Review of Policy Recommendations

Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

San Mateo County Parks’ Dog Management Committee invites the community to review its recommendations at three meetings

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August 2017

Marine Mammals of the Farallones with Ryan Berger

Saturday, August 26 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Ryan Berger talks to us about one of his most critical projects as Point Blue’s head biologist on the Farallone Islands: rescuing entangled whales. He also talks about his work on the response of the island’s marine pinnipeds, seals and seal lions, to environmental variation and climate change.

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July 2017

Sea Otters with Ron Eby and Robert Scoles

Saturday, July 15 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Ron Eby & Robert Scoles have spent 1000’s of hours observing, documenting and photographing the sea otter, showing that the rebounding otter population resulted in the come-back of the eel-grass that offers a protected nursery for herring, crabs, and many other species and that eating tons of crabs by the otter has brought back the eelgrass.

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June 2017

Baja California’s Amazing Diversity of Whales

Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The magnificent Baja Peninsula and Gulf of California have the largest diversity of cetaceans in the world!

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May 2017

Birds of San Pedro Valley Park

Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the birds of San Pedro Valley Park, their food habits, nesting preferences and the timing of their stays in the park as well as their songs.

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Bird Song Walk 2

Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a gentle walk through the park and learn to identify which birds are filling the air with song. Brush up on your skills from earlier walks.

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Bird Song Walk

Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a gentle walk through the park and learn to identify which birds are filling the air with song.

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April 2017

Shorebirds Along San Mateo County Coast

Saturday, April 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Researcher and wildlife photographer Paul Donahue will explore the the variety of breeding and winter shore birds along the beaches & rocky shores of our San Mateo County Coast

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March 2017

Rare and Endemic Plants of San Bruno Mountain

Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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An intriguing look at the striking diversity of plant life on much-praised San Bruno Mountain, our neighbor. Find out just how different their herbs and shrubs are from San Pedro Valley Park, even though there are definite similarities. For instance, we both have the rare Montara Mt. manzanita and brittle leaf manzanita, but they also have 3 other species of these red-barked plants, two of which are endemic to “their” Mountain.

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Take a Hike

Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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At the Sanchez Library, Sharron Walker presents Take a HIke in conjunction with the San Mateo County Libraries. Sharron is a hiker, superb photographer, nature lover and an invaluable board member of the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park.

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