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October 2019

FULL – Glen Deven Ranch Native Seed Collection Volunteer Day

October 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

FULL – Guided Hike at Arroyo Seco Ranch

November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

FULL - This hike is currently full. Please check our events calendar for upcoming guided hikes www.bigsurlandtrust.org/events 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…

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Carr Lake Community Volunteer Planting Day in Salinas

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our community volunteers are planting and caring for trees and perennial native plants. This thriving and ever-expanding garden is helping to sequester carbon in the soil which can help lessen the effects of climate change. Want to be part of the solution? Join us at our next community planting day on Saturday, November 9th by signing up below.

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FULL – Carmel River FREE Tour

November 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
MPRPD Discovery Center Parking lot, 4860 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923 United States
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FULL - This hike is currently full. Please check our events calendar for upcoming tours www.bigsurlandtrust.org/events Friday, November 15 9:30 am - 12:00 pm BSLT's Nikki Nedeff and Rachel Saunders will lead this informational tour of the site for the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement (Carmel River FREE) Project. The tour is a moderate 2.5-mile walk from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s (MPRPD) Discovery Center to Palo Corona’s front ranch trails. It’s a wonderful opportunity to envision the floodplain…

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Guided Trail Run at Marks Ranch

November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Marks Ranch, 117th Drive next to Toro Park
Salinas, CA 93908 United States
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Sunday, November 17 Marks Ranch 8am-10am Come run at Marks Ranch and get a glimpse of what the trails look like before Big Sur Land Trust’s Race for Open Space comes in the spring. Kick-off your Sunday morning with a 3.5-mile or 6-mile elevationally-challenging run. Big Sur Land Trust staff and volunteers will guide small groups at varying paces and distances. Space is limited to those who have reserved a spot online. Please note that this rain-or-shine event is a…

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Carr Lake Community Meeting

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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Wednesday, November 20 Sherwood Hall 940 N Main St, Salinas 6:00 – 8:00 pm Join us at our community meeting for a presentation of new design ideas for our 73-acre site at Carr Lake! We’ll be asking you to share your views afterwards. Childcare will be available, and food will be served at 5:30 p.m.

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December 2019

FULL – Presentation: Midway Atoll Annual Albatross Nesting Census

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Big Sur Land Trust, 509 Hartnell Street
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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EVENT CLOSED Come join long-time Big Sur Land Trust supporter and volunteer, Jan Loomis as she shares her recent experience on Midway Atoll with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Through humor, story-telling and photos she will discuss the annual albatross nesting census and give an update on other current projects at Midway Atoll. While Jan’s main job on Midway was to census nesting birds, Jan’s training as an observer and emergency responder would not allow her to ignore the…

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Open Call for Art – Convergence: Carr Lake, Ecology and Community

December 30, 2019

Open Call for Art! Submissions Due: Monday, December 30 Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, February 12 In collaboration with California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), we are seeking 2-dimensional images (artworks or personal images) engaging the theme of "Convergence." Convergences, expected and unexpected, can enrich our lives with challenges and connections. At Carr Lake, CSUMB sees the convergence of three creeks; of urban, agricultural and wildland landscapes; of multiple communities and histories; and of an entire city. We see the park we…

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