Restoration Planting Volunteer Event | January 2

Glen Deven Ranch

Restoration Planting Volunteer Event Sunday, January 2 2022 | 11:00AM – 2:30PM Big Sur Land Trust has been slowly restoring 19-acres of Glen Deven Ranch following a massive Eucalyptus Removal Project which ended in 2019. Nearly half of the site has already revegetated but the challenging southern slope, which is prone to landslides, still remains an obstacle on the path ... Read More

Stewardship Volunteer Event – Iceplant Pull

Martin Dunes Marina, CA

Stewardship Volunteer Event - Iceplant Pull Saturday, January 29 | 9:30AM – 1:00PM Martin Dunes Although the invasive iceplant has almost completely been eradicated from Martin Dunes in Marina, we must keep it in check. Endangered endemic species like the legless lizard and the Smith's blue butterfly depend on it. We invite you to join us Saturday, January 29 in ... Read More

Stewardship Volunteer Event – Iceplant Pull

Martin Dunes Marina, CA

Stewardship Volunteer Event – Iceplant Pull Saturday, February 19 | 9:30AM – 1:30PM Martin Dunes Despite our efforts last month, the sensitive dune habitat at Martin Dunes still demands our attention. Although the invasive iceplant has been eradicated almost completely from from this part of the dune system, we must keep it in check. Endangered endemic species like the legless ... Read More

CANCELLED | French Broom Removal | March 26

Glen Deven Ranch

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED French Broom Removal - Volunteer Event Glen Deven Ranch Saturday, March 26 from 10:00AM-2:00PM Join us at Glen Deven Ranch as we work to conserve the cultivated coastal grasslands of the property from the spread French Broom (Genista). French Broom is a fast spreading species which forms dense monocultures if left unmanaged. It can be ... Read More

2022 Race for Open Space

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 is a champion for Big Sur Land Trust’s mission! Over 400 people ran, walked, and hiked at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, Marks Ranch, or on one of our special Adventure Courses. Between all of ... Read More

Spring Cleaning at Marks Ranch | April 26

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas, CA

Tuesday April 26 5:30PM-7:30PM Marks Ranch The weather is nice and we are out and about celebrating spring in our own personal way! From a napkin to a reusable bottle, inevitably stuff gets left behind. You are invited to join the Big Sur Land Trust at Marks Ranch for a spring cleaning walk with a mission to ensure we leave ... Read More

Hacienda Front Clean Up | May 12

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas, CA

Thursday May 12 5:30PM-7:30PM Marks Ranch April's Race for Open Space has come and gone and hikers are signing up to visit Marks Ranch again. There has been a continuous volunteer effort to keep the hacienda garden clean and free of bio fuels. We need your help clearing the front of the hacienda as months of gardening have accumulated a ... Read More

Shovel Party – Land Stewardship Volunteer Event | June 11

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas, CA

Shovel Party – Land Stewardship Volunteer Event Where: Marks Ranch Date: Saturday June 11 Time: 9:30AM – 1:30PM Last year, the River Fire weakened the soil on the ridges above Marks Ranch. Earlier this year, the rains carried sediment from those ridges down to the main road. We need your help clearing the culverts to prevent road erosion near the ... Read More

Summer Solstice Clean-Up at Marks Ranch | June 20

Marks Ranch 117th Drive next to Toro Park, Salinas, CA

Summer Solstice Clean-Up Where: Marks Ranch Date: June 20, 2022 Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM Please join us for a light stewardship event at Marks Ranch as we clear the ranch of litter that may have blown in these past windy spring months. If encountered, we will also remove two invasive thistle species, the Italian Thistle and Milk Thistle. We look ... Read More

Irrigation Line Sorting | June 23

Glen Deven Ranch

Irrigation Line Sorting Where: Glen Deven Ranch Date: Thursday, June 23 Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM We have recently removed a lot of irrigation lines from our restoration site at Glen Deven Ranch and need help sorting out the useable line and fittings! This involves removing fittings (emitter heads, T-joints, metal clamps, etc. and sorting them) and then sorting out useable ... Read More