Over 500 people attended! Greenspace was thrilled to partner with Soto's True Earth Market and over a dozen other wonderful co-hosts for this year's annual gathering to help protect and celebrate our wonderful planet. Music, special activities for kids, meet and greet with wildlife, water education, great food, raffles and so much more!
Here in Cambria we are surrounded by spectacular nature. Greenspace 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, build fairy houses, collect rocks, find moonstones, build rock cairns, follow tracks, learn about edible plants. The possibilities are endless.
Sue Davis, who has 45 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator, facilitates the Greenspace Nature Club. The club meets the third Sunday of every month, 3-5 pm. Locations vary.
Greenspace founder Rick Hawley led hikers on a very special Strawberry Canyon “Walk in the Woods”. Attendees enjoyed a gently sloping and beautiful loop trail through the canopy of Monterey Pines and understory.
Events like these help us to engage with Greenspace members and the public all while communicating valuable information about our local Monterey Pine Forests.
Celebrate the 30th Annual Art and Adventure Auction with Greenspace on July 14th at the Cambria Joslyn Center. In addition to the featured Lindblad Expedition to the Galapagos Island (see below), live and silent auction adventures include a guided Archeological trip to the Carrizo Plains, Turtlehead Farmstay in the beautiful San Juan Islands, Washington, Sheraton Four Points Ventura Harbor Resort stay with two Island Packers tickets to Channel Islands National Park, multiple nights at the Club Donatello in downtown San Francisco, gift certificates for Natural Habitat Adventures, and Fitness for Life and Yoga Works. Culinary adventures include dinner for up to 20 at a private home in beautiful Edna Valley, monthly dinners at amazing Central Coast restaurants, or bid on private dinners served by men featured in the “Men of Cambria Cook” book!
Artwork to be auctioned includes paintings, oils, watercolor, jewelry and ceramic pieces by local artists including Lana Cochrun, Melanee Sylvester, Walt Glaser, Art Van Rhyn, Carol Jean Attoe, Julie Coogan, Judy Lyon, Tracey Sylvester-Harris and others.
In cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, Greenspace will auction an amazing Galapagos adventure for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavor II which carries just 96 guests. Retail Value is $13,920.
The Galapagos Islands straddle the equator 600 miles west of South America. They are the original UNESCO World Heritage locale and are known for their vast number of endemic species, including marine iguanas, giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, and a variety of finches. Charles Darwin’s observations there on his second voyage on HMS Beagle contributed to the inception of his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.
Lindblad Expeditions is the gold standard for adventure travel and began offering expeditions in Galapagos 50 years ago. Because of their intimate size its ships are able to get up close to wildlife with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft. The atmosphere on board is casual and down to earth, with an emphasis on comfort and practicality. The expeditions are led by Lindblad’s renowned team of naturalists, Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors and an undersea specialist, whose knowledge and passion for the islands will amplify the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Your 10 day/9 night expedition begins and ends in Guayaquil, Ecuador, which is accessible from the U.S. by major airlines. A popular extension of the Galapagos experience is to Machu Picchu and Cuzco, Peru for an additional cost.
Trips are offered throughout the year and are subject to availability. Travel can be booked only within 60 days of travel. A category 1 cabin is offered for this adventure, but the winner can upgrade based on availability.
Airfare between Guayaquil and the U.S. is not included. Airfare between Guayaquil and Galapagos is separately charged by Lindblad.
For additional information about the Lindblad Expeditions Galapagos adventure, click here.
Proceeds raised in this auction 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 by calling (805) 927-2866 or firstname.lastname@example.org Join us as we “Grow Green Together.”