Pismo Preserve Trail Building Project Under Way

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Pismo Preserve Trail Building Project Under Way


We are excited to embark on the construction of 11 miles of sustainable, multi-use trails on the Pismo Preserve. The Land Conservancy is enlisting volunteers who are interested in participating in this one-of-a-kind project.

Construction is slated to begin January 5th, and weather permitting, will continue for several months.  “This project will be challenging but rewarding, creating a system of trails to engage our community for years to come,” said Scott Couture, Land Conservancy’s Restoration Crew Leader.

Working in conjunction with Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB), San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space and Trails Foundation (SLOPOST), Becker Landscaping, and Drew Perkins of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, the Pismo Preserve is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone interested in being a part of the construction of an entire new trail system while meeting folks from all sorts of backgrounds with like-minded interests.

The Land Conservancy is recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to work directly with the mechanical crews, crews to follow up with fine finish work after the heavy lifting is done, as well as individuals to support the build crews. There is an opportunity for volunteers of all skill levels to be involved with this project, but the organization is especially looking for some dedicated builders to invest multiple days with the mechanical build crews.

Please visit the Pismo Preserve Trail Building website www.pismopreservetrailproject.org to learn more. Information regarding volunteer sign-up, the Pismo Preserve, local organizations, and a full range of opportunities as well as a map of the proposed trails, pictures of the ongoing construction and progress updates are all included on the website.

For questions about trail building volunteer opportunities, please contact Scott Couture of The Land Conservancy at (805) 544-9096 or scottc@LCSLO.org or Greg Bettencourt of CCCMB at greg.bettencourt@cccmb.org. For more information about the Pismo Preserve, visit www.LCSLO.org/pismopreserve.