County Board of Supervisors Approves Carmel River FREE Project!

The unanimous vote by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 15 to approve the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project (Carmel River FREE) was a pivotal moment in the planning process. Their approval will now enable final project design to proceed. Big Sur Land Trust, as a co-sponsor of the Carmel River FREE Project with … Read More

Salinas’ Mayor Craig visits Carr Lake + 06/17 Virtual event with Dr. Matthew Savoca

From left to right: Kristine Edmunds, Interim Executive Director, CCA; Rachel Saunders, Director of Conservation, Big Sur Land Trust; Salinas Mayor Kimbley Craig Salinas Mayor Craig visits Carr Lake Earlier this year, Big Sur Land Trust (BSLT) and Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) staff hosted individual Carr Lake site tours for several Salinas City Council members and the city manager. … Read More

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