Friends of Edgewood was founded in 1993, following the designation of Edgewood County Park as a Natural Preserve. Edgewood’s important native Californian landscape was protected through the tireless commitment of conservation-minded citizens. Friends of Edgewood continues that legacy by engaging in land and wildlife stewardship, nature education, and interpretive programs that support Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve.
Our mission is to protect Edgewood’s extraordinary biodiversity and foster lasting connections with Edgewood and the larger natural world.
Our vision is that Edgewood be a resilient place of extraordinary biodiversity that is appreciated and protected forever.
Friends of Edgewood volunteers participate in more than 30 programs. Collectively, they gave over 13,600 hours of support to Edgewood in 2022.
Here are a few of our programs:
- Project 467 Habitat Restoration
- Weed Warriors
- Bill & Jean Lane Education Center Hosts
- Edgewood Native Garden
- Explorer Newsletter
- Weekly Wildflower Surveys
- Docent-led Wildflower Hikes
- Edgewood Field Guide
- Junior Explorers
- Adopt-a-Highway Road Warriors
Our work is funded by the generosity of our members and partners. Financial support helps fund critical habitat restoration efforts, the running of the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center, and interpretive programs including Junior Explorers and our popular Spring Wildflower Hikes.
You can become a Friends of Edgewood member by making an annual donation in any amount. Members are the first to learn about special activities and Edgewood updates. Members are also invited to our well-loved General Meeting event each October.
San Mateo County Parks
San Mateo County Parks Foundation
The San Mateo County Parks Foundation raises funds to support projects, programs, and volunteers to benefit county parks and visitors. The Foundation was responsible for the funding of the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center and played a lead role in the building and exhibit design and construction.
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS supplies guidance, coordination and, most importantly, willing hands to support the habitat restoration efforts at Edgewood.
Creekside Science plays an important role in the restoration of native ecosystems at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve, including the Bay checkerspot butterfly, San Mateo thornmint and white-rayed pentachaeta restoration projects, and the Green Grass initiative that are all part of Project 467.
2023 Board of Directors
Peter Ingram, President
Barrie Moore, Vice President
Bill Korbholz, Secretary
Angela Mallett, Treasurer
If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, contact [email protected].
Friends of Edgewood is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 public benefit corporation funded by member donations, other donations, and sales proceeds. We are an all-volunteer organization. Our federal EIN (Employer Identification Number) is 94-3188191.
View our most recent annual report here.
Friends of Edgewood
3 Old Stage Coach Road
Redwood City CA 94062-3801