Historical Presentation: Ohlone/Portola Heritage Trail

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Name: Historical Presentation: Ohlone/Portola Heritage Trail
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
San Mateo County Parks System Presents:
A Historical Presentation of the Ohlone/Portola Heritage Trail

Learn how in 1769 a Spanish explorer, Gasper de Portola, through the graciousness and knowledge of the Ohone Indians shaped the course of San Mateo history. 

This project is guided by a committee of county, state, federal and tribal representatives which will explore the best ways to design and interpret the path that Gaspar de Portolà took during his expedition of the San Mateo County coast and the San Francisco Bay. This work will include telling the history of the Ohlone people who lived in the area and who were instrumental in supporting the Portolá Expedition in 1769.

The Committee includes representatives from San Mateo County Parks, the National Park Service, California State Parks, San Mateo County Historical Association, tribal representatives, Caltrans and San Mateo County’s Department of Public Works who are working to commission a Feasibility Study that will assess the opportunities and constraints related to developing the historical and recreational route as well as interpretive opportunities. The anticipated 90-mile Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail alignment through San Mateo County will be designated using segments of the California Coastal Trail, existing sidewalks and/or trails through lands of Peninsula Open Space Trust and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, State Parks and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and County Parks. Some route segments will be identified through working with willing private property owners and Caltrans.

Event Media:
Pacifica Communtiy Center
540 Crespi Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7pm - 9pm 
Contact Information:
Free to attend
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