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Point Lobos Foundation


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

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a stunning place and popular destination for locals and visitors. The Point Lobos Foundation helps maintain this gem. The nonprofit’s Big Idea is to help keep it accessible to all – specifically, to keep trails clear of vegetation and poison oak so visitors can enjoy this impressive landscape. As more and more people visit natural places like Point Lobos, protecting against trail degradation is critical to ensure today’s hikers, as well as future generations, can enjoy the wonder of this beautiful site.

"Point Lobos Foundation funding for the Monterey District Trail Program is essential to keep trails clear of fallen trees and brush, repair resources protection fencing, replace steps, improve aggregate trail surfacing, maintain trails for ADA compliance and remove graffiti year-round in the Reserve. Funding provided by the Foundation also drives the docent trail watch report, making it possible for crews to be alerted to trail conditions that need attention, allowing crews to removed downed trees and repair trails quickly rather than have trails closed for months at a time. Foundation funding also funds quarterly brushing and clearance of trails."

- Jim Doran

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