Press Releases

December 6, 2005

GGNRA Boundary Expansion - UPDATED
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a boundary expansion for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The legislation allows the GGNRA to extend its southern boundary to include portions of Peninsula Open Space Trust's (POST) Rancho Corral de Tierra.

November 9, 2005

Annual lighting of original Fresnel lens at Pigeon Point
Saturday, November 12, 2005

Please join POST at California State Park's 133rd anniversary celebration of the Pigeon Point Light Station and the annual lighting of the original 8,000-pound first order Fresnel lens. It's a magical moment when the lens is lit at the top of the 115-foot tall lighthouse, the tallest on the west coast.

November 4, 2005

Mel's Lane Opens to the Public
Today, the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) celebrates the opening of the Mel's Lane trail at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park.

September 26, 2005

POST Raises $784,000 at 'Under the Harvest Moon' Event
The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) hosted 500 guests at its 'Under the Harvest Moon' event at Runnymede Farm on September 17. The sold-out event raised $784,000 to support open space protection through POST's $200 million Saving the Endangered Coast campaign, and contributions from event guests continue to come in.

September 22, 2005

POST Announces $3 Million Gift at 'Under the Harvest Moon' Event
Ms. Kathleen Scutchfield, a longtime friend and supporter of Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), made a $3 million gift to the organization's Saving the Endangered Coast campaign on the eve of POST's 'Under the Harvest Moon' event on September 17.

September 8, 2005

POST Receives $1 Million Gift From Bill and Jean Lane
Ambassador L. William Lane, Jr. and his wife, Jean, have donated $1 million to the Peninsula Open Space Trust to support its land-saving efforts on the San Mateo County coast.

August 31, 2005

POST Undertakes Native Plant Revegetation Project on Pillar Point Bluff
The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is undertaking a revegetation project to restore native plants and wildlife habitat on POST's 119-acre Pillar Point Bluff property, near Moss Beach.

August 11, 2005

California Coastal Commission Clears Way for POST to Provide Public Access at Pigeon Point
On August 10, the California Coastal Commission denied an appeal that opposed plans by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to restore public access at Pigeon Point near Pescadero.

May 18, 2005

POST Receives $30,000 Grant From The Bella Vista Foundation
The Bella Vista Foundation has awarded Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) a grant in the amount of $30,000 to help complete the removal of pampas grass on the 6,391-acre Cloverdale Coastal Ranch in Pescadero.

March 23, 2005

POST Awarded $1.75 Million Grant
POST was awarded a $1.75 million challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation to encourage the completion of the $200 million Saving the Endangered Coast campaign.

March 15, 2005

POST Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors
The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has appointed two new members, Charlene C. Kabcenell of Portola Valley and Larry Jacobs of Pescadero, to its Board of Directors.

March 2, 2005

POST Appoints New Chair to Board of Directors
Susan Ford Dorsey has been named the new chair of the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST).

February 22, 2005

POST Acquires 183-Acre Property in Half Moon Bay
The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has acquired 183 acres of scenic land on the San Mateo Coast that may one day serve as a link in an extensive trail network from Skyline Ridge to the Pacific Ocean.

February 7, 2005

POST's 12th Annual Wallace Stegner Lecture Series
"Learning from Nature-New Connections"

January 26, 2005

POST Acquires Diamond H Ranch
The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) announced today that it has acquired 409 acres of scenic ranchland on the San Mateo Coast known as the "Diamond H Ranch."