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August 2019

Carmel River FREE Tour

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
MPRPD Discovery Center Parking lot, 4860 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923 United States
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BSLT staff members Nikki Nedeff and Rachel Saunders will lead a guided tour of the site for the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement (Carmel River FREE) Project. This is an approximately 2.5-mile informational walk from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s (MPRPD) new Discovery Center to the Palo Corona front ranch trails. On this moderate walk you will have an opportunity to envision the floodplain restoration of the former Odello agriculture fields as BSLT's 128-acre property is transformed…

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FULL – Guided Hike at Mitteldorf Preserve

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This moderate hike through an 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. This event is now FULL! We look forward to seeing those who registered on Saturday, August 21st.

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FULL – Help our “Stew Crew” at Mitteldorf Preserve

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

FULL - Thanks to all who signed up to help clean Mitteldorf Preserve. Have a sense of adventure? Come to magnificent Mitteldorf Preserve and help with trail maintenance, decommission damaged trails, restore drainage features, remove encroaching brush, and more. We’ll provide transportation, instruction, maps, tools, safety gear, gloves and snacks. Please bring at least two liters of water, bug spray, sunscreen, and a lunch! Wear sturdy hiking/work boots and long pants.

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September 2019

FULL – Marks Ranch Guided Hike

September 7 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

FULL - This hike is currently full. Please check our events calendar for upcoming guided hikes www.bigsurlandtrust.org/events Come explore the living beauty of historic Marks Ranch! Home of Benjamin and Nisene Marks, who settled there in 1890, the ranch was once a major egg production enterprise.  Since acquiring the ranch in 2007, Big Sur Land Trust has cared for its rolling hills, woodlands, meadows, grazing lands and 90 species of wildflowers. Critical wildlife corridors remain protected as well. The hike is…

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FULL – Make a Difference at Martin Dunes in Marina 

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

FULL - Thank you to an overwhelming response we have enough volunteers for this event. Please check our website frequently for other events https://bigsurlandtrust.org/events/ Saturday, September 7 9:00 AM - Noon Maintaining Martin Dunes as one of the most intact dune systems in California means removing invasive plants. Join us for a tour of this beautiful property and learn more about the plants and animals thriving there. Then we’ll pull iceplant for a couple of hours. The snowy plovers will…

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Guided Hike at Glen Deven Ranch

September 13 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Glen Deven Ranch covers 860 acres of preserved land 10 miles north of Big Sur with breathtaking views of the coastline. Volunteer hike leaders will lead two hikes of this magnificent property. Carpooling is encouraged. Wear layers as temperatures can vary. Pack water, sunscreen, and snacks. No pets, please. This hike is moderately strenuous. Plan on meeting at 8:30 AM at the Starbucks parking lot in the Carmel Crossroads. Space is limited, please register today.

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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

FULL – Glen Deven Ranch Native Seed Collection Volunteer Day

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

FULL - Thanks to an overwhelming response, we have enough volunteers for this year's seed collection. Please check our calendar for upcoming volunteer events. 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…

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FULL – Hike at Songbird Preserve

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

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Songbird Preserve Thank you to everyone who joined us for an enchanting walk along tree-lined, restored section of the Carmel River – and 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 to species including California Red Legged Frogs and…

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Guided Hike at Martin Dunes

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

Friday, October 18 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 sand dunes. Click…

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