Share the “Vitamin N(ature)” + Online Store is Open + December Events

Those of us that enjoy easy access to neighborhood parks, walking trails, and outdoor gathering spots experience the healthy benefits of being in nature on a regular basis. But, because there are not enough parks nearby, our neighbors in Salinas do not have the opportunity to experience as many of these important mental and physical health benefits.

Just like the ecosystems that Big Sur Land Trust cares for, all residents of Monterey County are connected – we are all part of an extended neighborhood. All people deserve more easily accessible places to gather and play outside with their loved ones or spend time in nature to rest and reflect! More members of our extended community need access to “Vitamin N” – that all-important health supplement that only time spent in natural open green spaces can provide! Big Sur Land Trust’s park project at Carr Lake will address this issue and you can help today by donating to the project through Monterey County Gives!

The project will be built in two phases:

  • A 6-acre neighborhood park with play areas, a skate spot, places to barbecue and picnic, and more.
  • A 67-acre restoration area featuring seasonal wetlands, habitat for wildlife, and trails.

We are making progress toward the millions of dollars this project requires, but we still need to raise much more! Your generous support will help create a beautiful new park where people of all ages can spend time in a thriving, green open space to relax, play, and gather together. Please help us bring our collective vision for healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities to life by donating today!

Shop for the Holidays with BSLT

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Check out our online store! You’ll find apparel, caps, and beanies. And we have a selection of awesome water bottles featuring our popular logo front and center. You’ll be giving a useful gift that keeps on giving by supporting the lands you love!

Shop here.  

Celebrate 50 Years with MPRPD
Saturday, December 3
10:00am – 2:00pm
Palo Corona Regional Park

Big Sur Land Trust is excited to celebrate our long history of partnership with Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District(MPRPD) at their 50th anniversary event at Palo Corona!

Come on out and congratulate MPRPD’s amazing team on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Be sure to stop by our booths to learn more about our many years of collaboration, and our current projects and programs. We hope to see you there!

Carr Lake Park Project Tour
Saturday, December 16
10:00am – 12:00pm
618 Sherwood Dr, Salinas, CA 93906 (map)

Here’s an opportunity to tour our park project at Carr Lake! Stroll through the thriving native garden and learn about the six-acre traditional park that will be built in the project’s first phase. Then we’ll visit the “four corners,” where creeks converge into a reclamation ditch that feeds into the Monterey Bay. You’ll learn about our plans for a 67-acre restoration area featuring seasonal wetlands, trails, and habitats for wildlife. Shuttles from Carmel will be available!

Sign up here.