Volunteer Day and Open Weekend at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Called the “Jewel of the Gaviota Coast,” the 782-acre Arroyo Hondo Preserve is a magnificent canyon home to thousands of plant and animal species and rich in coastal California history. Located west of Santa Barbara between Refugio State Beach and Gaviota State Park, Arroyo Hondo is protected forever and managed by the Land Trust as an historic open space preserve.
Come get your hands dirty at our volunteer days! We rely on the generous dedication of volunteers to help with habitat restoration and basic trail maintenance to keep the canyon healthy. Snacks, water, gloves, and supplies provided. To volunteer, email preserve manager John Warner at [email protected]
In addition, visitors are invited to come explore the beauty and diversity of the preserve on the first and third weekends of every month, BY RESERVATION ONLY.
If interested in hiking, you may choose:
1. A docent-led hike, which starts at 10:00 a.m. and requires at least 48 hours advance notice.
2. A self-guided hike anytime between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and needs at least 12 hours advance notice.
With either hike, you are welcome to stay until closing at 3:00 p.m