Race for Open Space has been extended into May! + Volunteer Opportunities

Race for Open Space has been extended into May!  After considering the substantial repairs required on our courses due to recent storms, current predictions for even more rain and wind, and the continuing impacts to our surrounding communities, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Adventure Course events, the Fun Run, and the Arroyo Seco Ranch guided hike until … Read More

Race for Open Space Adventures on April 1 + Wildflower Guided Hikes

The Race for Open Space adventure courses await you on Saturday, April 1! We’re offering a variety of courses including 8.5- and 9.5-mile courses, and for the hardiest of trail runners, we have a 21-mile course. Plus, this year we have a new 2-mile family fun run. Get more details and sign up here. We’re grateful to our friend and supporter Corinne Woodey … Read More

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