October 27th: Cambria Welcomes Condors - six more young birds to be released!

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 info@greenspacecambria.org.

3rd Sunday of Every Month: Greenspace's Nature Club

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 natureclub@greenspacecambria.org or by phone at (805) 927-2866. 

Upcoming 2019 dates: October 20, November 17, December 15

*Nature Club will not be meeting in July.

Past Events

September 21st: Creeks to Coast Cleanup

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.

August 17th: Pocahontas Native Plant Demonstration Garden Opening

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 info@greenspacecambria.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. 

July 13th: Annual Greenspace Art & Adventure Auction & Dinner

Every July, Greenspace hosts a special night for members and friends alike to enjoy a fabulous catered dinner and a spirited auction. Auction items always include fabulous artworks from local artists and adventures ranging from activities on the Central Coast to trips that take you around the globe! 

This year's Greenspace Annual Art and Adventure Auction will be held July 13th at the Cambria Joslyn Center, with dinner provided by San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill.  

Bid on live and silent auction adventures, artwork, vacations and more at this annual fundraiser. Culinary adventures include a 5-course Wine Dinner for 8 at McPhee’s Grill in Templeton, or a fun Pizza Dinner for 20 at a private home in beautiful Edna Valley. Artwork to be auctioned include oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry and ceramic pieces by local artists. 

Proceeds support Greenspace’s efforts to preserve coastal creeks, forests and open spaces along the Central Coast of California. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained online on this page, or if you prefer, call (805) 927-2866 / send an email to info@greenspacecambria.org. Join us as we “Grow Green Together.” 

May 25th: Cambria Heritage Day & The Chinese Temple

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.