Race for Open Space Results! + New “merch” is in + Be vigilant about tick season

Thank you for a successful Race for Open Space!

Everyone who participated in our 2023 Race for Open Space – along with all our volunteers, supporters, and partners – is a champion for the lands we all love. During April and May over 400 people ran, walked, and hiked at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, Marks Ranch, or on one of our special Adventure Courses. Each of these stellar humans, and our generous sponsors, raised funds to support Big Sur Land Trust’s work throughout Monterey County! We’re also grateful to Alvarado Street Brewery for brewing up a delicious batch of Hoppy Hiker beer as a fundraiser for our supporters to enjoy. We’re already planning next year’s Race for Open Space, and in the meantime, we are sending our deepest gratitude.

Congratulations to this year’s top finishers! (More results can be found here.)

21-mile Adventure Course
Eric Buysse – 2:53:26.6
Peter Mellinger – 3:19:40.6
Robert Beverly – 3:21:30.9

9.5-mile Adventure Course
George Wilcox – 1:11:07.3
Graciela Wilcox – 1:11:07.5
Cody Jones – 1:15:46.5

8.5-mile Adventure Course
Jeff Hand – 1:18:17.5
Ashley Blawas – 1:28:42.3
Chloe Mikles – 1:28:43.6

Please Opt-In to Stay Connected with BSLT

We’re updating our internal systems and moving to a new email service. Please opt-in here to ensure you continue to receive communications from Big Sur Land Trust. It’s a great way to learn about the latest guided hikes, volunteer events, and important conservation updates! If you know others who would like to keep up with us as well, please feel free to share our info. We’ve got lots of exciting announcements and activities in the works. We can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.

Check out our new merch!  

We have new posters featuring our Mitteldorf, Glen Deven, and Marks Ranch nature preserves. Designed in-house, this art will brighten up any room and bring a little nature indoors! We also have the new “For the Lands You Love” sustainably produced, long sleeve tee. This light and breathable shirt features our classic logo in white on the chest and some beautiful text art on the back! Plus, there are new hats in a variety of styles and colors.

Head over to our online store or stop by our office to make some of this fresh gear yours! 

Be aware! Tick season is in full swing

Due, in part, to the abundance of wet weather we sustained this past year, California is experiencing a substantial increase in the tick population. Ticks are typically most active during peak hiking season (April – September), and with the recent escalation in their numbers, we wanted to remind you to be diligent about keeping your loved ones and pets safe during your next outdoor excursion. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas or even on animals. Spending time outside walking your dog, camping, gardening, or hiking could bring you in close contact with ticks. For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website.

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