Supporter Survey Summary + WHALE TAIL® Grant

Thank You to Those Who Participated in Our Recent Supporter Survey

We had 261 responses – our highest rate yet! Here’s a brief summary of our key learnings:

  • Of all the properties throughout Monterey County that Big Sur Land Trust has conserved – or transferred land for – respondents visited these sites the most:
    • Garland Regional Park
    • Palo Corona Regional Park
    • Mitteldorf Preserve
    • Glen Deven Ranch
  • Respondents are inspired to give because of our land acquisition/conservation program, followed by land stewardship, youth outdoor programs and Carmel River FREE project.
  • A vast majority of people were interested in getting out for self-guided hikes, followed by docent-led hikes and musical performances on the land.

Your thoughts and suggestions are important to us. We seriously consider them in our planning, and we are busily working on gathering answers for those of you who asked specific questions. Thank you again!

– The team at Big Sur Land Trust

Whale Tails and Watersheds

Big Sur Land Trust is grateful to the California Coastal Commission and all the folks who purchased a WHALE TAIL® License Plate or donated to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund on the California state tax form.

Thanks to your generosity, we received a WHALE TAIL®grant to fund a two-part day camp pilot program! Monterey County youth will explore the Salinas River watershed starting downstream at Martin Dunes this fall and work their way upstream to Marks Ranch next spring. Through this immersive learning experience, campers will deepen their understanding of the many connections between human communities and local coastal and inland ecosystems.

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