Virtual Video Tour of Carr Lake + Lots More To Do

Sit back and relax for a few minutes while Rachel Saunders, Big Sur Land Trust’s Director of Conservation, takes you on a virtual video tour of our Carr Lake site in Salinas.

You’ll hear about the history and features of the property as well as how we are working with the community on ideas for a park in the center of Salinas.

Want to learn more? Join us on November 9th for a Community Planting Day at our native garden or come to our next Community Meeting on November 20th.


Carr Lake Community Planting Day
Saturday, November 9
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Our community volunteers are planting and caring for trees and perennial native plants. This thriving and ever-expanding garden is helping to sequester carbon in the soil which can help lessen the effects of climate change.

Want to be part of the solution? Join us at our next community planting day on Saturday, November 9th. Register here.


Guided Trail Run at Marks Ranch
Sunday, November 17
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Come run at Marks Ranch and get a glimpse of what the trails look like before BSLT’s Race for Open Space happens in the spring. Kick-off your Sunday morning with a 3.5-mile or 6-mile elevationally-challenging run. BSLT staff and volunteers will guide small groups at varying paces and distances.

Space is limited to those who have reserved a spot online. Register here.


Help Design a Park
Wednesday, November 20
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sherwood Hall, Salinas

Join us at our community meeting for a presentation of new design ideas for our 73-acre site at Carr Lake! We’ll be asking you to share your views afterwards.

Childcare will be available, and food will be served at 5:30 p.m. An RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Please either call 831-625-5523 or RSVP here.


Support the Lands You Love!

Help us protect more lands, restore more habitats, and share the joy of open space. We have raised $6.5 million toward our Campaign for the Lands You Love $7 million goal! Learn more and watch our video featuring breathtaking landscapes throughout Monterey County.

Donate today and Laural Foundation will match your gift! Your contribution will have double the impact as it is transformed into beauty and unforgettable experiences. Learn more and donate here.

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