The Merc has a good column today, "Fisher: County asks families to take a hike."
Patty Fisher reports on Santa Clara County Parks Department's new Healthy Trails campaign to encourage people to use our local county parks. They even point out that parks by the Bay and in the redwoods will be great places to cool off for the hot weekend.
Public access and use of open space is the best guarantee of public support for open space. Encouraging people to get outside is good for their health and great for the environment.