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September 2019

Carr Lake Park Site Tour

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a tour of our Carr Lake site in Salinas with Rachel Saunders, Director of Conservation, and Jennifer Vasquez, Conservation Program Assistant, who will share the vision for this new park in the heart of Salinas. We’ll be sharing the history of the property, our goals for the park, and how the community is engaged in the design process. You’ll walk through the native plant demonstration garden and see examples of our restoration plans. As we explain the…

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October 2019

Glen Deven Ranch Native Seed Collection Volunteer Day

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Glen Deven Ranch Native Seed Collection Day Saturday, October 5 | 9:00am - 1:00pm We have completed the eucalyptus removal effort at Glen Deven Ranch and are moving into the restoration phase of the project. This volunteer work day will be centered on native seed collection, enabling us to create a native seed bank to be used for Glen Deven Ranch’s restoration. We plan to restore the newly-opened understory to high quality native chaparral habitat from local sources of seed.…

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FULL – Hike at Songbird Preserve

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

FULL - Please check our calendar of events for other upcoming hikes Saturday, October 5, 2019 Songbird Preserve Join us for an enchanting walk along tree-lined, restored section of the Carmel River – and stroll through some local history! Conserved by Big Sur Land Trust in 2008, the Songbird Preserve provides habitat for a multitude of both native and migrating bird species, including 46 with special conservation status. Our stewardship team’s ongoing efforts include restoring and managing riparian habitat critical…

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Guided Hike at Martin Dunes

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 2019 Martin Dunes 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Martin Dunes is a 125-acre biological wonderland filled with wind-swept sands, wildflowers, and spectacular views. You’ll want to bring binoculars to view everything this unique ancient seafloor offers including 17 different rare and threatened plants and animals. Wear layers as temperatures can vary. Pack water, sunscreen, snacks, and a blanket to sit on. No pets, please. This hike is moderately strenuous as we’ll be trekking around the coastline and…

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November 2019

Guided Hike at Mitteldorf Preserve

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Mitteldorf Preserve 9:00 am – 2:00 pm This moderate hike through old growth redwood forest is approximately a 4-mile roundtrip. Hiking poles are recommended. All other upper trails beyond the lodge are closed for recovery and repair at this time. Please note, the water system was damaged by the Soberanes fire and there will be no restrooms available during this hike. Registration coming soon!

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Guided Hike at Arroyo Seco Ranch

November 9 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019 Arroyo Seco Ranch 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Level of Difficulty – moderately strenuous. This full-day hike will take you through rich riparian habitat, dense oak woodlands, steep canyons and a historical location on the ranch. Along the way, you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the Arroyo Seco Watershed. Hiking poles highly recommended for shallow river crossings, steep slopes and rocky terrain. Temperatures can be expected to exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Elevation gain – 500…

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April 2020

Save the Date: Race for Open Space

April 11, 2020
Marks Ranch, 117th Drive next to Toro Park
Salinas, CA 93908 United States

April 11, 2020 5K, 10K and Family 2.5K Marks Ranch, Salinas Sign up below to receive registration and race updates!

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Save the Date: Volunteer at the Race for Open Space

April 11, 2020
Marks Ranch, 117th Drive next to Toro Park
Salinas, CA 93908 United States
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April 11, 2020 5K, 10K and Family 2.5K Marks Ranch, Salinas We need your help at the Race For Open Space! Sign up below to receive updates about our volunteer opportunities.

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