Support Our Park Project at Carr Lake! + Native American Heritage Month Events

MCGives! 2022

We are so excited to be part of the Monterey County Gives! campaign again this year to support our Carr Lake Park project. For decades, community members and leaders have advocated for a park in the heart of the city at Carr Lake. You can help make that dream come true.

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.

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!


November: Native American Heritage Month

Big Sur Land Trust is honoring Native American Heritage Month and feeling grateful for the Indigenous People who have been caring for the lands and waters of this region since time immemorial. Here are two opportunities to learn more:

“IYA” The Ex’celen Remember
Wednesday, November 16
6:00pm – 9:00pm
CSUMB World Theater

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, California State University, Monterey Bay presents IYA: The Ex’celen Remember.

Inspired by Louise J. Miranda Ramirez, tribal chairwoman of the Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation, and written by Luis xago Juárez, “IYA” The Ex’celen Remember tells the story of an Esselen family reunited by the land but weighed down by 250 years of colonization and the memories that haunt them.

Learn more here.


Esselen Tribe of Monterey County Autumn Harvest Fundraiser
Sunday, November 20
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Native American Heritage Month is an important time to educate and raise awareness about tribes, the challenges Native people have faced, both past and present, and the ways in which they have worked to create effective change.

In honor of the local Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, this fundraiser is a call to action to raise awareness about the Tribe’s history, traditions and current projects, as well as a celebration of our local community.

Purchase tickets here.

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