Support BSLT through MCGives! + Upcoming hike & events

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Support Big Sur Land Trust through MCGives!

Give today through December 31

We are grateful to be part of Monterey County Gives! One key to sustaining community health is that people of all ages, no matter where they live, are able to access the unique peace of mind provided by spending time in nature.

During the pandemic, we learned once again how vital it is for everyone’s health to get outside in open spaces surrounded by natural beauty.

Throughout the shutdown and beyond, we have been able to keep our trails open so thousands of people could find solace hiking at Big Sur Land Trust properties. Many more have visited places that the Land Trust helped conserve, then transferred for public access – like Palo Corona and Garland Ranch Regional Parks, San Carlos Beach, or Toro County Park.

Yet, a significant number of Monterey County residents still face barriers to accessing the beautiful, awe-inspiring lands of our region.

Please give today so that even in challenging times, everyone can experience the peace of mind that nature offers no matter where they live.

Check out our video and donate here. A percentage of your gift will be matched!

Free Drill Seeding Rangeland Demonstration

Wednesday, November 17
9:00am – 12:00pm

Join us in the field to learn more about drill seeding and alternative seeding methods. Watch a live demonstration of drill seeding at Marks Ranch in Salinas to gain a better understanding of what factors to consider when implementing a rangeland seeding project and how to determine best seed mixtures. In addition, learn how the Healthy Soils Programcan help fund your rangeland seeding project.

Learn more and sign up here.

Martin Dunes Docent-led Hike

Saturday, November 20
9:00am – 2:00pm

You’ll be trekking around the coastline and sand dunes on this moderately strenuous hike. 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.

Space is limited! Learn more and RSVP here.

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Virtual Event: You Make It Possible

Thursday, December 2
4:30pm – 5:30pm PST

With gratitude for all that your support has made possible, we invite you to join our virtual celebration of how partnerships make Big Sur Land Trust’s work possible. Our President and CEO Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis, community partners, and staff will share inspirational stories of your support in action from this year, as well as what we’re looking forward to accomplishing in 2022. We’ll also provide a sneak peek into next year’s events and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions.

Learn more and RSVP here.

Virtual Book Club: The Science of Hope

Wednesday, December 8
5:30pm – 6:30pm PST

Join Dr. Wiebke Finkler and Scott Davis to “get eye to eye with our world’s wildlife!” From polar bears to mountain gorillas, penguins to sea otters, certain animals capture our imagination. These animals are mascots for conservation campaigns, but why these creatures instead of other equally endangered animals? The answer lies in their cuteness or charisma! Illustrated with images by Scott Davis, one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, The Science of Hope informs as it educates, describing the psychology and science behind our desire to connect with these animals.

Learn more and RSVP here.