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2024 Volunteer Information Sessions

Join us for an information session on January 17 or January 20 to learn more about becoming an Arroyo Hondo Preserve Docent or Land Trust Trek Guide, helping with native habitat restoration and other volunteer opportunities in 2024!

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Land Trust Treks

Land Trust Treks are a free, public series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust.

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Visit Arroyo Hondo Preserve

The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is open to the public on the first and third full weekends of each month, advanced reservations required.

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News Stories

12.18.2023 NEWS

THE LAND: Fall 2023 Newsletter

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12.18.2023 NEWS

THE LAY OF THE LAND: 2023 Impact Report

Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) in Review: A Report on Impact, Appreciation, & Accomplishment

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11.17.2023 NEWS

In the News: Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, The Nature Conservancy, and Vandenberg Space Force Base Partner to Ensure Enduring Conservation of Southern California’s Last Wild Coast

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and The Nature Conservancy have partnered with Vandenberg Space Force Base to execute a $15 million conservation easement over the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. Check out the headlines! GET THE STORIES:

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11.16.2023 NEWS

Press Release: Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, The Nature Conservancy, and Vandenberg Space Force Base Partner to Ensure Enduring Conservation of Southern California’s Last Wild Coast

SANTA BARBARA, CA—Today, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in partnership with Vandenberg Space Force Base, announced the execution of a $15 million conservation easement that maximizes conservation protections and secures funds critical to long term land management of the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. Located along the Gaviota Coast, the largest stretch of...

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11.16.2023 NEWS

In the News: Senator Limón Presented $500,000 in State Funds for the Gaviota Overlook

Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Gregg Hart presented $500,000 of state funding to the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to support the acquisition and preservation of the Gaviota Overlook at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve! GET THE STORIES:

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Upcoming Events

09.10.2023 EVENTS

Picnic at the Preserve 2023

This fall, we’re going on a picnic. SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2023 11:30AM – 4:00PM We hope that you’ll join us for the Land Trust’s Picnic at the Preserve fundraiser! Imagine an autumn picnic at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve with unique Land Trust experiences, auction items, delicious food, music, wine, and friends. The picnic will feature a...

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