Who We Are

Rolling hills in Cambria, CA

As a local land trust, Greenspace is committed to ensuring the environmental and cultural well-being of Cambria and San Luis Obispo County’s beautiful North Coast for residents, visitors and future generations. We have three primary tasks: land preservation, environmental education, and resource and ecosystem advocacy.

Greenspace acquires ecologically important land by purchases or gifts and we restore and protect it as preserves and pocket parks. We provide education about the North Coast area’s environmental resources, history and challenges through a monthly newsletter, our annual Speakers Series, guided walks, a quarterly newspaper column, forest and creek workshops and special events. We also advocate publicly for the health of our natural resources and protection of local native plant and wildlife habitats. 

Greenspace is a proud member of The Hub- ECOSLO's Coalition of environmentally minded organizations and groups in San Luis Obispo County.

Board of Directors


Mary Webb, President

Nancy Anderson, Vice-President

Dewayne Lee, Treasurer

John Zinke, Secretary

Wayne Attoe

Ann Cichowski

Amanda Darling

Christine Heinrichs

Ellen Leigh

Arthur Van Rhyn

Bob Fountain

Karen Dean

Deborah Parker, Director Emeritus


Richard Hawley, Property Manager

Rick was Greenspace’s founding executive director, retiring from that role in 2014. Rick served as a founding member of the statewide Pitch Canker Task Force,  which included scientists and public policy experts from universities, agencies and the private sector, in addition to being a past member of the California Oak Mortality Task Force.  He helped organize the fight against pitch canker and sudden oak death (SOD) and their devastating effects in California. 

He was a founding board member of the San Luis Obispo Fire Safe Council and the Cambria Forest Committee. He also served on the boards of the Planning and Conservation League and the Land Ethic Action Foundation and has been a member of the San Luis Obispo County Water Resources Advisory Council. Rick has a background in construction and project management. He supervised fish passage restoration projects in Santa Rosa Creek and restoration of the Greenspace Creekside Reserve’s historic Chinese Temple. Rick also organized numerous neighborhood fundraising campaigns to purchase and permanently protect over 15 properties in Cambria.

NOW HIRING: Executive Director


Greenspace is seeking a candidate who understands the ecological advantages and challenges to the environment on the Central Coast of California and an appreciation for the people of Cambria. Our goal is to find a candidate who can work effectively with the Greenspace board and the people of Cambria in carrying out the Greenspace mission. 

The job is full time with an initial one-year contract. Pursuing funding for conservation and related projects will be a job priority. Energy and commitment are a must.

Salary will be negotiated. Greenspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity employer.

The application process begins with a resume and cover letter send to Wayne Attoe, Search Committee Chair, Greenspace – The Cambria Land Trust, PO Box 1505, Cambria CA 93428 or to wayneattoe@gmail.com. The Search Committee will follow up selectively by sending a full job description, a copy of the book ‘Greenspace…So Far’, a history of its first 25 years, and an application form.