Five thousand years ago, a pine and oak forest extended from San Francisco to San Diego. Today, Cambria is one of five native habitat sites of Monterey Pines. Cambria has three stands of coastal Monterey Pine forest, which define its character. Greenspace’s 3,000 Tree Initiative will restore some of that forest.
Greenspace - The Cambria Land Trust, at its Earth Day Festival in late April, launched a tree planting project, enlisting 37 families, households, and three schools in the Cambria area to start over 3,000 Monterey Pine seedlings. Each of these households has taken under their care a growing rack of 98 individual tubes, filled with soil mix and topped with a Monterey Pine seed. Seeds germinated and are now growing into young trees.
In partnership with California State Parks, Greenspace tree growers and volunteers have the opportunity to plant these seedlings on State Parks land just north of San Simeon Creek Campground.
The rain has come, the land has been prepped, and we are ready to plant!
Visit our #3000TreeInitiative page for all the details. Click here
Cambria's Chinese heritage is little known. Learn about where they lived and what they did. Dive into the restoration of Cambria's rare Chinese temple by Greenspace - The Cambria Land Trust. Join Wayne Attoe and John Seed for a journey into our past and present. Go to our webinars page to register. Click here
Greenspace Creekside Reserve
2264 Center Street Cambria, CA
Greenspace-The Cambria Land Trust and Soto’s True Earth Market have partnered up for the third time to create a fun, family friendly event for those who care about the environment. This year’s theme of Climate Action, is an answer to climate change which represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. The day serves as a united call for creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future. This is a great opportunity for individuals, groups and organizations to interact with each other and the local community and use the opportunity to motivate, inspire and educate people about the environment.
Join us for a multi-generational nature experience in beautiful Cambria. On the third Sunday of every month, from 3-5 pm, Greenspace's Nature Club offers adults and children an opportunity to explore and deepen our connection to nature and to share adventures. We can build on the beach with driftwood, explore nature art, construct fairy houses, collect rocks, find moonstones, create rock cairns, follow tracks, or learn about edible plants. The possibilities are endless.
Sue Davis, who has 45 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator, facilitates Greenspace's Nature Club. Each time is a new adventure! To sign up contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (805) 927-2866.
Upcoming 2020 dates: February 16, March 15, April 19 (Held at our Earth Day Event!), May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
As condors recover from nearly becoming extinct, they are making homes in their historic range on the Central Coast. Six more young condors will be released in San Simeon this fall. Join us and hear from speaker, Joe Burnett, Ventana Wildlife Society’s Condor Project coordinator and senior biologist, who will tell Cambrians about them at a talk, Sunday, October 27, 3-5 pm at Mechanics Bank, 1070 Main Street, Cambria, CA. His visit is sponsored by Greenspace – The Cambria Land Trust. A $10 donation at the door is requested. RSVP required to email@example.com.
Join Greenspace on Saturday September 21, 2019 from 9am-noon for the SLO County Creeks to Coast cleanup!
Volunteers will meet site captain Dave Bidwell at the Santa Rosa Creek State Park parking lot located off Moonstone Beach Drive on the north side of the creek at 8:30am; the event will start promptly at 9:00am. Parking is available however it does fill up so come early! Expect coastal weather and dress in layers; bring a jacket, hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Refreshments, gloves, trash bags, and buckets will be provided but we encourage volunteers to bring a heavy duty trash bag or 5 gallon bucket as we may run out. This event is part of the 35th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, an international day of cleanup efforts for our coastlines, creeks and lakes.
Mark your calendar for Saturday August 17th as Greenspace holds a grand opening for the realization of the new vision for Pocahontas Park. From 1pm-4pm, come experience the beauty and variety of the Pocahontas Native Plant Demonstration Garden with the whole family. Free parking will be available at the Cambria Community Presbyterian Church (2250 Yorkshire Dr, Cambria, CA 93428) with complimentary shuttle service round trip to the garden throughout the afternoon by the Cambria Community Bus. There is no cost to attend. Get a sneak preview by attending the Community Volunteer Day the week before on August 10 by getting your hands dirty from 10am-2pm to spruce up the garden before its opening. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Special thank you to generous donors Brian Mueller Landscapes, Scenic Coast Nursery and Las Pilitas Nursery and others for their support! Pocahontas Park is located on the corner of Wilton Drive and Newton Drive.
Join us on Saturday May 25th as John Seed, Greenspace's new volunteer Chinese Temple Curator, offers a program featuring artist Nan Rae. Rae will offer a demonstration of her extraordinary Chinese brushwork techniques at the Temple. She will explain the Literati style, a traditional Chinese approach that seeks to transcend mere representation by instead exploring a subject's ch’i, or life force, using a minimum of brush strokes for maximum effect.
Celebrating all things Cambrian, Heritage Day is on Saturday, May 25 11:00-4:00 at the Cambria Historical Museum, right across the street from Greenspace's restored Chinese Temple. Cambria's Annual Heritage Day features displays and demonstrations of things old fashioned! Free admission, with food and beverages available. Live music, vintage vehicles, family activities and vintage crafts performed live.
Curator Seed comes to Greenspace after a long career as a professor of art and art history; he has a deep interest in Chinese art and often writes for Arts of Asia magazine. He'll be present when Greenspace opens the Chinese temple to the public for Nan Rae's demonstration on May 25th.
The Chinese temple is located at Creekside Reserve, 2264 Center St. in downtown Cambria.