Press Releases


Octagon Barn Site Groundbreaking – September 2017

Hind Foundation Awards $389K to Octagon Barn – June 2017

Pismo Preserve Discovery Days – May 2017

LATO Graduation – April 2017


Pismo Preserve Update – August 2016

Eleven Miles of Trails Built in 3 Months at Pismo Preserve – April 2016

Miossi Trust Awards $250K to Octagon Barn– January 2016


Conservation Growing in Los Osos Valley – February 2015


Pismo Preserve is Officially Conserved – September  2014

SLO County Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition – September 2014

Land Conservancy Seals the Deal on Pismo Preserve – August 2014

Miossi Trust Awards $100K to Pismo Preserve – July 2014

Pismo Preserve Closes in on $2.4 Million – June 2014

Pismo Preserve Awarded $4 Million from State Coastal Conservancy – May 2014

The Spirit of Giving Spurs Locals to Match $55K for Pismo Preserve – April 2014

Local Philanthropist to Match $10K in Donations to Pismo Preserve Effort – February 2014

Pismo Preserve Opportunity Announced As Kick-off to $15K-acre Conservation Vision – January 2014


Land Conservancy’s Octagon Barn Earns National Historic Registration – December 2013

Octagon Barn Center Awarded $263K – November 2013

Gray Skies and Drizzle Don’t Stop 600 Trash Pickers – September 2013

Blakeslee and Wineman Bring New Skills to The Land Conservancy Board – July 2013

New Conservation Liability Insurance Protects 14,000 Acres in San Luis Obispo County – May 2013

Conservationists Remain Hopeful Despite Wild Cherry Canyon Fallout – April 2013

Wandering the Central Coast with Sandi Heller’s Pastel Paintings – February 2013

Grant Awarded to Provide Free Access to Proposed Conservation Park – January 2013


In the News

Land Conservancy deal will protect Los Osos Valley Road farm,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – March 2015

Pismo Preserve project to get money from Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – June 2014

“Program teaches Santa Margarita kids all about the oaks,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – June 2014

Teens work for Pismo land preserve,” Times Press Recorder – March 2014

Locals open their wallets to support Pismo Preserve plan,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – March 2014

Time is running out on preserve fundraising challenge,” Tolosa Press – March 2014

Pismo, Preserved? 868 scenic acres overlooking Pismo Beach could soon be a nature preserve,” New Times – February 2014

Land Conservancy looking to preserve 900 acres in Pismo Beach for public use,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – January 2014

Octagon Barn in SLO now listed on National Register of Historic Places,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – December 2013

Octagon Barn just south of San Luis Obispo to get major improvements,” San Luis Obispo Tribune – November 2013

“Defense Department Becomes Wildlife Protector” Los Angeles Times – April 2013


TV/Radio Broadcasts

Kaila Dettman on Charter California Edition from Charter – June 2014

Update on the Pismo Preserve from the Dave Congalton Show – June 4, 2014

The Land Conservancy raising money to preserve Pismo Beach land from KSBY – May 2014

Hikers could have new home in Pismo from KSBY  – March 20, 2014

Issues and Ideas from KCBX radio – March 19, 2014

Kaila Dettman describes an ambitious new project involving The Land Conservancy from the Dave Congalton Show – February 25, 2014