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The FRIENDS OF EDGEWOOD organization sponsors and supports a number of activities year-round. All activities provide rewarding experiences for volunteers. Our volunteers are our Best Friends. Come forward, join us, and help support our beautiful Natural Preserve.

Education Center Host (more info)

Sign up for morning or afternoon host duties where you will welcome visitors to the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood Park. No experience is necessary. Contact Ed Center Coordinator Laurie Alexander at EdCenterCoordinator@friendsofedgewood.org.

Wildflower Walk Docent (more info)

Wildflower Walk Docents lead interpretive nature walks throughout the year, but especially during the spring wildflower season. Experienced docents are asked to lead 3 hikes each year. No experience is necessary to become a docent, but you must complete our Wildflower Walk Docent training. For more information, contact Sandy Bernhard at docent-trainer@friendsofedgewood.org.

Junior Explorers Coordinator

Help manage, coordinate, and plan our popular Junior Explorers nature education program. Here is a more detailed description of this position, along with contact information.

Junior Explorers Docent

Lead school-age children on interpretive and educational walks at Edgewood Natural Preserve. No experience is necessary, but you must complete our Junior Explorers Docent training. For more information on training, contact us at JuniorExplorers-coordinator@friendsofedgewood.org. For a more detailed description of the docent program, click here.

Adopt-A-Highway (more info)

Friends of Edgewood has adopted a 1.5-mile stretch of I-280 right alongside Edgewood County Park. Our volunteers don safety equipment and clean the side of the roadway once a month year-round. Once you’ve viewed a training video, you can join one of our morning sessions. Contact Dave Hershey at adoptahighway-coordinator@friendsofedgewood.org.

Habitat Restoration (more info)

The Edgewood Weed Warriors operate under a permit issued to the California Native Plant Society. They meet regularly to remove invasive plants at Edgewood, thereby allowing for greater biodiversity, natural habitats, and those beautiful wildflower displays that everyone enjoys.  See  Information and Contacts . A detailed weeding schedule for this year will be added in the Spring.

Volunteer Trail Patrol

The Volunteer Trail Patrol is operated by the San Mateo County Parks Department. Trained patrollers walk the trails at Edgewood and provide assistance and guidance to visitors. Contact Marshal Lim at trailpatrol-coordinator@friendsofedgewood.org.

Native Gardening

Volunteers are welcome to help care for the Native Garden at the Education Center. For more information email Native-Garden@FriendsofEdgewood.org.

Friends of Edgewood Operations

Friends of Edgewood is governed by an elected Board of Directors and an Executive Committee. Members are responsible for the effective operation of the organization, including all of the activities described above. For more information, contact President Bill Korbholz at info@friendsofedgewood.org.