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December 8, 2011

Bay Area Conservation Groups Protect Largest Expanse of Threatened Redwoods and Wildlife Habitat in Heart of Santa Cruz Mountains
Major Bay Area conservation organizations, including POST, the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, The Nature Conservancy, Save the Redwoods League and Sempervirens Fund, have joined forces to preserve an 8,532-acre property known as CEMEX Redwoods, the largest private landholding in Santa Cruz County.

October 14, 2011

POST President Emeritus Audrey Rust Receives Nation’s Top Land Conservationist Award
Audrey C. Rust, president emeritus of Peninsula Open Space Trust, has been named winner of the 2011 Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award by the Land Trust Alliance. The award is the highest honor available in land conservation in the United States.

September 21, 2011

POST Buys 160 Acres for Conservation in South Santa Clara County near Morgan Hill
The new conservation property joins a larger network of already protected lands in south Santa Clara County where POST has been actively working in recent years to save open space for wildlife habitat, watershed protection, public access and scenic enjoyment.

August 15, 2011

POST Transfers 140-acre Pillar Point Bluff near Moss Beach to San Mateo County
Habitat-rich Bluff Top Added to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

July 21, 2011

25-Year Dream Fulfilled as Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail Opens near Half Moon Bay
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the State Coastal Conservancy today opened the newest section of the California Coastal Trail. The two groups marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the trail along the San Mateo Coast.

July 13, 2011

High-tech Marketing Pioneer Andrea Cunningham Joins POST Board of Directors
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) announced today that longtime Silicon Valley marketing and public relations executive Andrea (Andy) Cunningham has joined its Board of Directors. A high-tech branding pioneer who helped launch legendary products including Apple’s original Macintosh personal computer, Cunningham is currently chief marketing officer of Rearden Commerce, a next-generation e-commerce platform company in Foster City.

July 5, 2011

Walter T. Moore Takes Helm as New President of POST
Succeeds Retiring President Audrey C. Rust at Leading Nonprofit Land Trust.

June 29, 2011

POST Transfers 97.5 Acres along Skyline Ridge near La Honda to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Sale to Public Agency Expands Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, Provides Location for Future Staging Area to Enhance Public Access.

June 28, 2011

Venture Capitalist Matt Miller Joins POST Board of Directors
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) announced today that venture capitalist and technology veteran Matt Miller has joined its Board of Directors. Miller is managing director of Walden Venture Capital, a San Francisco firm investing in early-stage digital media and cloud computing businesses.

June 10, 2011

Living Landscape Initiative inspires generous gift
Santa Cruz couple give charitable gift annuities to each of the five LLI organizations.

May 21, 2011

Congress Approves Final $4 Million for Federal Protection of POST's Rancho Corral de Tierra
Completion of Funding Allows POST to Move Forward with Transfer of Land to National Park Service this Summer. Property Poised to Become New Southern Gateway into Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

April 26, 2011

POST Presents Talk by Explorer Jonathan Waterman on Water and the Colorado River
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) concludes its 2011 Wallace Stegner Lectures on May 2 with a talk by National Geographic explorer, author and photographer Jonathan Waterman. Using stunning color images, he will describe his experiences following the Colorado River from its Rocky Mountain sources to where it ends just across the Mexican border.

April 19, 2011

POST Honors George Zimmerman as Volunteer of the Year
Zimmerman has been a POST donor for 11 years and was instrumental in founding POST’s Skyline Society Committee. He also helped establish POST’s Open Space Legacy Society, whose members have made POST a beneficiary of their estate plans.

March 30, 2011

POST Presents Best-Selling Author Richard Preston on the Subject of California’s Ancient Redwood Trees
Richard Preston discovered a lost world in northern California’s redwood forests.

March 22, 2011

Assemblyman Rich Gordon Honors POST President Audrey C. Rust as 2011 “Woman of the Year”
Rust was acknowledged for her service at POST, where she has worked to save 53,000 acres of open space out of the total 64,000 acres POST has saved since its founding in 1977.

March 16, 2011

POST, MROSD and Santa Clara County Partner to Protect Land and Provide Public Access in Stevens Canyon near Cupertino
Property joins the larger regional network of open space thanks to a fruitful partnership.

March 10, 2011

Five Leading Conservation Groups Launch “Living Landscape Initiative” for Silicon Valley Region
Collaboration to Create and Maintain Vibrant and Sustainable Natural Lands in the Heart of Coastal California—Moore and Packard Foundations Back Effort with Major Support.

February 4, 2011

POST'S Wallace Stegner Lectures Begin February 15 with Sustainability Expert Annie Leonard
The Story of Stuff examines the damaging effects of consumerism and outlines her vision for a better approach.

January 25, 2011

POST President Audrey C. Rust to Retire
Executive Vice President Walter T. Moore to Succeed Rust as of July 1.

January 17, 2011

POST and Sempervirens Fund Transfer Little Basin to California State Parks
California Department of Parks and Recreation has agreed to accept the 535-acre Little Basin property to add to adjacent Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

January 11, 2011

POST Acquires 97.5 Acres Along Skyline Ridge near La Honda
POST expects to transfer the property in the coming year to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) as an addition to the public agency’s Russian Ridge preserve.