Thankuary gratitude event + Race for Open Space registration is live + Guided hikes

January is “Thankuary” at Big Sur Land Trust! As we continue to celebrate 45 years of conserving and caring for the lands we all love throughout Monterey County, we want you to know that your generosity is reflected in everything we do. We appreciate your help in protecting oak woodlands, forests, grasslands, water sources, and more habitats that are crucial to pollinators and other wild creatures. Check out our Thankuary video to hear directly from our team, and some special guests, just how grateful we are!

Please join Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis, President and CEO and our staff on Wednesday, January 24 for a virtual celebration of all you made possible in 2023 and a look forward to what’s planned for 2024. Sign up for the Zoom meeting here.

With grateful hearts,
The team at Big Sur Land Trust

Register now for Race for Open Space!

Saturday, May 11

The Race for Open Space raises funds and awareness for Big Sur Land Trust’s work in Monterey County. We encourage you to get moving on the lands you love to support our mission of land conservation and resilience. Whether you want to go fast, slow, solo, with a group, or just cheer on your friends, the Race for Open Space has something for you!

  • Palo Corona to South Bank Trail 1-mile fun run
  • Palo Corona to Whisler Wilson Out-&-Back 12K
  • Palo Corona to Williams Canyon Out-&-Back 25K
  • Lunch Bench Loop 35K

And there’s lots more fun in store for Race Day including a special appearance by Alvarado Brewing Company’s Hoppy Hiker IPA! Learn more and sign up >>

Martin Dunes Invasive Species Removal

Saturday, January 27
9:30am – 1:30pm

Martin Dunes

Removing ice plant and annual grasses is hard work, but necessary to protect the critical habitats for several special status species, including the Monterey spineflower, Smith’s blue butterfly, and Western snowy plover. Please join us in removing these invasive species in an effort to restore and care for the lands we love at Martin Dunes. Learn more >>

Let’s Go Outdoors! San Jose Creek 2-mile hike with Big Sur Land Trust

Friday, March 22
9:00am – 1:00pm

Palo Corona Regional Park

Shuttles will transport hikers from Palo Corona Regional Park (Rancho Cañada) to the Ishxenta State Park San Jose Creek trailhead, which is only accessible through guided hikes. This hike is a beautiful reminder that collaboration can bring beautiful change and that our actions are stronger when taken together. Learn more >>

Please donate now and your generosity will be transformed into wondrous beauty and unforgettable experiences while you support healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities in our region.