Over $56K Raised by Runners, Hikers, Walkers, Supporters & “Hoppy Hiker” Drinkers!

Thanks to all Race for Open Space participants, supporters, sponsors, and partners! Everyone who participated, supported, and volunteered at this year’s Race for Open Space (ROS) was a force for nature! 450 people ran, walked, and hiked safely and socially distanced at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, in their own neighborhoods, or on our special Adventure Courses! Many supporters donated as well. All … Read More

Celebrating Our Volunteers of the Year + ROS After-Party

Big Sur Land Trust’s Volunteers of the Year Special Thanks to Luca Gurdgiev and Tony Vastola  Though we held our virtual volunteer celebration earlier this year, as we close out National Volunteer Month we want to thank all volunteers and congratulate our 2020-21 Volunteers of the Year once again! When the pandemic hit a year ago, Luca Gurdgiev and Tony … Read More

Hoppy Hiker Beer is Here! + 10,000 Mile Goal + Volunteers Needed

New Hoppy Hiker Beer Benefits Big Sur Land Trust Thank you, Alvarado Street Brewery! In support of the Race for Open Space and the 1% for the Planet program, Alvarado Street Brewery is releasing a special “Hoppy Hiker” Hazy IPA. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase will benefit Big Sur Land Trust! We are so grateful!  Order yours today! Our Goal is 10,000 … Read More

New Carr Lake Videos + Free Fire Recovery/Funding Webinar + Race For Open Space

Carr Lake Park Project Take a look at these new videos about our Carr Lake park project! Big Sur Land Trust has been working with residents and community groups including CCA and RON to co-create a multi-benefit park and open space that reflects the heart and soul of Salinas. Throughout 2020, our work with partners and community members continued behind the … Read More

Special gifts for our beloved supporters!

To Our Beloved Supporters, For the last few weeks we’ve been celebrating Thankuary at Big Sur Land Trust. Though we are grateful all year for our donors, partners, funders, sponsors and volunteers, we’ve set aside this time to send extra doses of appreciation to all of you. And now, we have some special gifts for you! We hope these screensavers will remind you of the beautiful … Read More

Post-Storm Property Update

We want to give you a brief update on our properties after the recent storms: Fortunately after significant rainfall, Marks Ranch, located in Salinas within the River Fire burn scar, held up relatively well – especially considering the devastating slides off River Road and in Big Sur’s Dolan Fire burn scar. Our director of stewardship Patrick Riparetti reports: “In anticipation of winter storms, … Read More

The Work Ahead + Race for Open Space + Mitteldorf Preserve is Open

As we look forward to new possibilities in 2021, we wanted to share this message that our CEO/President Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis sent to California Council of Land Trust members, in her role as Board Chair for CCLT. The land trust movement is working for the lands we all love across the country! Thank you for your continued support. The Work Ahead … Read More