Photo: La Paz Middle School joined The Bird School project for a field trip to BSLT’s Carr Lake project site. Among other activities, students completed scientific journaling while exploring the thriving native plant garden. They all went home with seed packs assembled by volunteers!
Advocate For Carr Lake Park Project at 8/4 Planning Commission Meeting
Big Sur Land Trust is proposing the construction of a new park, recreational facility, and wetlands project on 73 acres located at 618 Sherwood Drive in Salinas. You can advocate for the Carr Lake park project by attending the City of Salinas Planning Commission meeting in-person on Wednesday, August 4 at 3:30pm at the City Council Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Avenue in Salinas. You will have two (2) minutes to state your support. The meeting’s agenda is here.
Please join our community partners in requesting that the Commission recommends approval of the project by the Salinas City Council. The City Council’s approval is a critical step for the project to move forward in the long process towards construction, and it gives Big Sur Land Trust an opportunity to pursue available grant funding.
Located in the heart of the city, this multi-benefit project has been a decades-long dream. Since 2017, over 1,000 multigenerational Salinas residents from diverse backgrounds have been attending meetings and site tours, participating in the design process, and developing and caring for a native plant demonstration garden.
Big Sur Land Trust’s project at Carr Lake will feature:
- A new neighborhood park with various amenities
- Thriving riparian, freshwater marsh, and upland habitat
- Access for everyone to natural, open space in the center of Salinas
All visitors will benefit from new recreational opportunities ranging from trails and picnic areas to basketball courts. The park will also serve as an outdoor classroom space and field trip destination for local youth. Click here to see videos and learn more about the project.
Thank you for your support!
President/CEO, Big Sur Land Trust