The San Mateo County Parks Foundation inspires people to care for, learn about and enjoy our parks. In partnership with the County Department of Parks, the Foundation raises funds to support projects, programs and volunteers to benefit the parks and visitors. We are committed to conserving and improving the quality of our County Parks for current and future generations to enjoy.
As the Bay Area grew and communities developed, people began to speak out for the land. They recognized that the beauty and the wildlife of our open spaces needed to be protected for future generations. As those future generations, we are grateful to those who had the vision to save the more than 16,000 acres that make up the San Mateo County Parks today. Our community benefits in many ways from those who formed our extensive county park system. But with the benefits come responsibilities. As the beneficiaries of those who developed the park system, we have the duty to safeguard these wonderful parks for the generations who come after us. Our task today is even more complicated than it was years ago. We need to do more than just protect the land; we must nurture and care for it. And we must encourage others, especially our youth, to follow and become stewards of our parks. The San Mateo County Department of Parks cannot meet all the needs alone. Their budget is still inadequate, with a waiting list over $115 million in chronically unfunded maintenance and other projects. Our parks require our attention above and beyond publicly mandated funding. The San Mateo County Parks Foundation, established in 1998, fosters and strengthens the community's stewardship of our parks, by involving the communty park activites and by providing key funding supporting the volunteer and environmental educational programs, trail and facility maintenance, and habitat restoration.
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