Peninsula Working Group

From the coastline through the Santa Cruz Mountains to the San Francisco Bay, “The San Francisco Peninsula” (the Peninsula), contains of a diverse array of unique landscapes. These landscapes have benefited from decades of work by advocates, public agencies, nonprofits, communities and philanthropists to protect our shared resources. These open spaces and protected lands provide our drinking water, food, recreational space, and wildlife habitats. To build on the foundation of protected lands the agencies and non-profit organizations of the Peninsula Working Group (PWG) work together to enhance this legacy through improved public connection to open spaces and integrated, healthy and viable landscapes. Many members of the PWG have met regularly, in one configuration or another, for over a decade. In 2014 the group decided to undertake a deeper collaborative planning process.


  • California State Coastal Conservancy
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space
  • San Mateo County Parks
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • California State Parks and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission also participate in the collaborative but have not signed on the MOU for capacity reasons.