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NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Guided Hikes
updated: Dec 22, 2012, 10:00 AM

Arroyo Hondo Preserve is owned and managed by The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. This spectacular nature preserve is open for public exploration on the first full weekend and the third weekend of each month. On these Saturdays and Sundays, two hour Guided Nature Hikes are offered by our knowledgeable docents, beginning at 10:00 a.m. If you prefer to hike without a guide you may do so. Miles of trails wind through along the beautiful creek and through oak woodland and chaparral habitats. Exceptionally diverse native vegetation and abundant wildlife are found at Arroyo Hondo. Beginning in winter, and through the spring and early summer, an ever-changing diversity of wildflowers can be seen at the preserve, so you might want to visit several times.

Reservations are required for both guided and unguided visits. To register, please E-mail the Preserve Managers at arroyohondo@sblandtrust.org or call (805) 567- 1115.

There is no charge for hikes, however donations to help with upkeep of the preserve are very much appreciated. For more information visit www.sblandtrust.org

UPCOMING GUIDED HIKES:

Saturday, January 5th
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Mission Statement: The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County protects natural resources, agricultural land and open spaces for the benefit of present and future generations.

What We Do

Since 1985, The Land Trust has worked with willing landowners, public and private grant agencies and other community organizations to protect, restore and manage open space, wildlife habitat and agricultural land in Santa Barbara County by:

• Acquiring land and conservation easements through negotiation with willing private property owners, through charitable donation and purchase.

• Creating conservation plans, restoration projects and incentives for landowners. Raising private donations and grants from government, foundations and corporations to support land conservation.

• Promoting the preservation, stewardship and restoration of wildlife habitat and watershed resources on the land we protect.

• Educating both children and adults about ecology, agriculture and conservation through programs and events at Land Trust preserves. To date, The Land Trust has protected 23,000 acres of land and has completed or is underway on close to twenty habitat restoration, open space and trail projects.

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 SEEDLADY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 08:25 PM

thanks for posting/reminder of this gorgeous site. Looks like a good spot to do some birding too.

 

 CAT2FAT2 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 07:30 AM

Arroyo Honda is a wonderful piece of California history, having been occupied by Chumash, Spanish, Mexicans, and Anglos - but always as a ranch. The year round creek makes it a wonderful rich habitat for plants, birds, animals, and fish, incl. Steelhead. It's a special place to see and just "to be."

 

 CAT2FAT2 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 07:30 AM

Arroyo Honda is a wonderful piece of California history, having been occupied by Chumash, Spanish, Mexicans, and Anglos - but always as a ranch. The year round creek makes it a wonderful rich habitat for plants, birds, animals, and fish, incl. Steelhead. It's a special place to see and just "to be."

 

 RED CREEK agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 09:56 AM

Arroyo Hondo Preserve has super educational programs for schools which are tailored to fit into the individual class and age curriculum of visiting groups.

Guided by staff and volunteer naturalists, visiting students can study water systems, California history, geology, ecology, botany and wildlife in the Preserve and integrate their experiences with their classroom studies.

 

 COMMENT 356907P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 10:03 AM

Thanks for the reminder: I'll put it on my list of post-Christmas treats!

 

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