Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Point Lobos Foundation

Mission

Our mission is to protect and nurture Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to educate and inspire visitors to preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, and to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks.

The Big Idea

With its breathtaking beauty, inspiring and knowledgeable volunteer docents, and robust diversity of plants and animals, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is considered the "jewel in the crown" of California State Parks. Years of heavy use, the changing California climate and high visitor loads have caused severe erosion and loss of native habitat throughout the Reserve, including the South Shore Bluffs. The loss of native habitat has increased the vulnerability of wildlife communities on land and in the surrounding marine protected areas. This is the second year of a 2-year effort to restore previously vegetated bluffs by returning native plants to their natural environment. Native seed was collected by state park staff, docents and community volunteers over the past several years to completed this project. This work promotes conservation efforts at Point Lobos and improves the health and condition of native plant species, habitats and the surrounding marine protected areas.

As a member of the Point Lobos Foundation, I am most passionate about the work being done to restore native habitat and help get rid of invasive plants! If you would like to get involved as a volunteer too, please contact Anna Bonnette, Restoration Ecologist, at [email protected]

- Mary Gale