Our Gratitude Report – For all You Make Possible!

Gratitude | A Reflection as We Celebrate Our 45th Anniversary

Here’s to you, our incredible supporters, for all you’ve made possible! There is so much to be grateful for. This special gratitude report features a lively video that celebrates 10 years of our Youth Outdoor Programs. We’re also celebrating our 45th anniversary while leading with an even bolder vision than our founders had when they first gathered around a kitchen table in Big Sur.

There’s lots of information and photos of all the great work that you and our terrific volunteers and partners are making possible. Be sure to click all the links to see the amazing impact of your generosity.

You make the difference for the lands you love!

John Wineglass’s Sacred Land: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21
Monterey Symphony
Sunset Center, Carmel

Commissioned by Monterey Symphony, with support from Big Sur Land Trust, Composer in Residence John Wineglass wrote his Sacred Land concerto after spending time at Glen Deven Ranch and other parts of Big Sur. This experience inspired John to bring awareness to the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County. Check out this brief storyon the inspiration behind this powerful concerto. 

Join the Symphony and soloist Edwin Huizinga for two amazing musical performances on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.

Learn more and get your tickets here.

Race for Open Space Family Fun Run (2mi)
Saturday, May 27

Palo Corona Regional Park

For kids, families, or people who want to get out on a shorter course while supporting Big Sur Land Trust — this course is the one for you!

This 2-mile, up-and-back course provides a relatively flat, partially-paved option surrounded by the rolling hills of Carmel Valley that is accessible to people of all abilities. The trailhead begins at Palo Corona Regional Park Discovery Center.

Learn more and register here.

Race for Open Space Adventure Course (9.5mi)
Saturday, May 27

Palo Corona Regional Park

This 9.5-mile, out-and-back course is a beautiful trip starting from the Palo Corona Regional Park Discovery Center through lovely meadows, a redwood canyon, and across San Jose Creek. Participants should aim to finish the course within six hours. 

There is also an 8.5-mile course for hikers and trail runners, and a 21-mile course for runners only!

Learn more and register here.

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