Join Us in Our Race to Save Open Space | April 2023

Race for Open Space Registration is now open! This April, Big Sur Land Trust is hitting the trails once again for our annual fundraiser to save open space and care for the lands you love in Monterey County! Whether you want to go fast, slow, solo, or with others, this year’s Race for Open Space has something for you. Throughout April, you … Read More

This week marks our 45th anniversary!

Thanks to the foresight and relentless dedication of our founders, and the generosity of countless donors, volunteers, funders, partners, and sponsors, we have conserved over 40,000 acres of the lands you love throughout Monterey County! Every acre we preserve, care for, and make accessible; every action we take to support climate resiliency and biodiversity; and every person that experiences open spaces … Read More

You Make It Possible Video + Join us Friday at Night Market 831

To wrap up Thankuary, we hope you’ll take some time to watch our “You Make It Possible” event video. You’ll see wonderful program and project highlights from all that our donors and supporters made possible last year, along with updates on the recent storm damage and a bit about what’s in store for 2023. Plus, you’ll get to “meet” our new … Read More

Join us Friday morning!

You Make It Possible Friday, January 278:30am – 9:30amOnline We’re still celebrating “Thankuary” at Big Sur Land Trust! We hope you’ll join us on Friday, January 27 from 8:30am – 9:30am for our You Make It Possible event – a virtual celebration of the many ways your generosity is reflected in what we do. We’ll take a look back at what you helped us … Read More

Bidding a Fond Retirement Farewell to Rich Hamilton, our COO

Rich with BSLT staff members and volunteers at Mitteldorf Preserve’s Red Tail Overlook last fall. It’s a bittersweet moment in the midst of “Thankuary” here at Big Sur Land Trust, as we say a grateful farewell to our chief operating officer (COO) Rich Hamilton and congratulate him on his retirement after a decade of service. Our president and CEO Jeannette … Read More

“Thankuary” is all about gratitude for you!

January is “Thankuary” at Big Sur Land Trust! It’s a time for us to reflect on how your generosity shows up in the work we do. Please take a look at our gratitude video to start it all off! Then, at the end of the month, we hope you’ll join us for our virtual event, You Make It Possible! Jeannette and other team members … Read More

Share the “Vitamin N(ature)” + Online Store is Open + December Events

Those of us that enjoy easy access to neighborhood parks, walking trails, and outdoor gathering spots experience the healthy benefits of being in nature on a regular basis. But, because there are not enough parks nearby, our neighbors in Salinas do not have the opportunity to experience as many of these important mental and physical health benefits. Just like the … Read More

Support Our Park Project at Carr Lake! + Native American Heritage Month Events

MCGives! 2022 We are so excited to be part of the Monterey County Gives! campaign again this year to support our Carr Lake Park project. For decades, community members and leaders have advocated for a park in the heart of the city at Carr Lake. You can help make that dream come true. The project will be built in two phases: Your generous … Read More

San Jose Creek Trails Opens + Great News about our Carr Lake Park

It’s been a week full of fantastic news at Big Sur Land Trust! We are deeply grateful and so excited about the Salinas City Council’s unanimous decision to authorize the contribution of $1,000,000 as an initial step toward closing our Carr Lake Park project’s funding gap. The money will be coming from the City’s available fund balance. We’re sending our … Read More

Rachel Saunders Receives “Unsung Hero” Award + October Events

Thanks to the Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County (NAMC) for honoring our director of conservation Rachel Saunders with the Unsung Hero Award for Leadership at their annual awards celebration in September! Rachel was nominated for her wealth of expertise, but also for her deep connection and dedication to the natural world and all its inhabitants. As she humbly accepted her award, Rachel said, “It’s … Read More