Recurring Event Tour of Carmel River FREE Project Site

Tour of Carmel River FREE Project Site

Sign up now for one of our Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement project (Carmel River FREE) tours on: Sunday, September 25 - SOLD OUT! 9:00am-10:30am 10:00am-11:30am Big Sur Land Trust's Carmel River FREE is one of the most extensive and important multi-benefit flood protection and riparian habitat restoration efforts on the Central Coast. After the site visit, you may ... Read More

iNaturalist Oak Sapling and Sycamore Survey | October 15

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

Help us survey Marks Ranch for oak and sycamore saplings! Give Big Sur Land Trust’s stewardship team a hand by joining us on Saturday, October 15 to conduct an oak sapling and sycamore survey at Marks Ranch using the citizen science app, iNaturalist. Knowing where these species are will help our team plan future projects and will improve the monitoring ... Read More

Volunteer Orientation | October 20

Your dedication to your community is what makes it a vibrant place! You have chosen to become a volunteer with Big Sur Land Trust and we want us to get better acquainted. Whether you are a new or current volunteer, please join us virtually on Thursday, October 20 from 10:00am - 11:00am in our Volunteer Orientation via Microsoft Teams. Register ... Read More

Monterey Bay Half Marathon Sustainability Sweep | November 13

Last spring, Big Sur Land Trust partnered with Blue Strike Environmental as members of their ‘Green Team’ to make the Big Sur International Marathon a sustainable and eco-friendly event. This fall let’s do it again for the Monterey Bay Half Marathon! On Sunday, November 13th volunteer on the Monterey Bay Half Marathon’s ‘Green Team’ on behalf of Big Sur Land ... Read More

Iceplant Pull | November 18

Martin Dunes Marina, CA

Join the BSLT team at Martin Dunes as we pull iceplant to give the local dune ecosystem more space to thrive. Although iceplant has been almost completely eradicated from the Martin Dunes preserve in Marina, we must keep it in check. Endangered endemic species like the legless lizard and the Smith’s blue butterfly are depending on us! Please join us ... Read More

San Jose Creek Trail Hike | November 19

Palo Corona Regional Park 4860 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA

When: Saturday, November 19 from 9:00am - 4:00pm Distance: 9 miles Elevation: 1500' Difficulty: Strenuous This rigorous hike through a mosaic of conserved lands was made possible through our partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State Parks, and Point Lobos Foundation as collaborative members of the Lobos Corona Parkland project – along with generous donors and funders! ... Read More

Volunteer Orientation | December 2

Your dedication to your community is what makes it a vibrant place! You have chosen to become a volunteer with Big Sur Land Trust, and we want us to get better acquainted. Whether you are a new or current volunteer, please join us Friday, December 2 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in our Volunteer Orientation via Microsoft Teams. Register >>

You Make it Possible | January 27

Every January, Big Sur Land Trust celebrates “Thankuary!” We celebrate all the ways your generosity as donors, volunteers, funders, partners, and sponsors makes such a positive impact for the lands we all love in Monterey County. Please take a few moments to watch our video below, and hear firsthand from our staff and board how much your support means to ... Read More

Community Planting Day at Carr Lake | January 28

Carr Lake 618 Sherwood Drive, Salinas, CA

Monterey County residents are invited to join Return of the Natives for a Community Planting Day at Big Sur Land Trust's park project site at Lower Carr Lake. Help bring back native plants to this land, and learn about Carr Lake and the plans for a neighborhood park in the heart of Salinas! Consider bringing your own garden gloves and ... Read More

Mitteldorf Thistle Pull | February 4

Mitteldorf Preserve

Saturday, February 4 10:00am - 1:00pm Distance: 5 Miles Level of physical difficulty: Moderate Mitteldorf Preserve Manager Hadley Hargrove has been doing all he can to contain the highly competitive thistles like the bull and milk thistle, and this is your chance to lend a helping hand. Equal parts hike and volunteer workday, join us for the 5-mile roundtrip walk ... Read More