San Luis Obispo’s 1st Annual Village Building Convergence
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm

The SLO VBC will be a phenomenal community building event filled with neighborhood-improving permaculture projects that include street murals, front-yard gardens, live music, and much more!

Each day of the convergence at sites all around SLO, neighbors come together with visitors to create community spaces that feature public art, gathering places, permaculture gardens, and natural buildings, in a process we call “placemaking”. Participating in these events are free for everyone!

In the evening, we come together for an inspiring conference, community gathering, and incredible musical offerings. These evenings start with a community dinner at 6pm, workshops at 7pm and music at 8pm. The tickets for these evenings are an incredible value and help support our placemaking community service work.

Visit their website for more info

~1st Annual San Luis Obispo VBC Schedule~

Fri 3/31: Evening: opening ceremony Masonic Lodge (Dinner, Live Music, Workshops, Talks) 5:30pm – 10:30pm

5:30pm-6:30pm ($10/person) Community Meal
7pm ($10/person) Opening Ceremony Violet Cavenaugh (Northern Chumash Tribal Council)
Keynote: Mark Lakeman and City Repair SLO team Music: Zen Mountain Poets

Tickets available here.

Sat 4/1: Cerro San Luis Foothills Neighborhood Association
9:30am-5pm Street Mural, Free Library Building, Scavenger Hunt, Music
Evening: Masonic Lodge Celebration, Keynote Speaker, Music
5:30pm-6:30pm ($10/person) Community Meal
7pm-10pm ($10/person) Stories of the Day & Keynote speaker, Music: Proxima Parada

Tickets available here.

Sun 4/2: Mayor Harmon’s and Northern Chumash Tribe Center
9:30am-3pm Mayor Harmon’s Little Free Library install, landscaping, Street mural
12pm-2pm Northern Chumash Tribe Center Little Free Library install, landscaping
2pm-3pm Closing Stories and Ceremony


Hike w/ ECOSLO at Laguna Lake @ Laguna Lake
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Adventures with Seth, time to smile while outside!

To get to the trailhead: From the 101 Freeway in San Luis Obispo, exit on Madonna Road and head west for half a mile. Turn right on Dalidio Drive to enter Laguna Lake Park. Park at the end of the drive or turn left at the only intersection to find parking closer to the lakefront trail.

Trailhead address: 504 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


• Rain cancels hikes. Go to for info on trail closures.

• Contact ECOSLO with any questions. 805-544-1777 or

• Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water & a snack.

• Hike length in approximate and varies with group.

• No registration, simply show up! 🙂

Hike w/ ECOSLO at South Hills @ South Hills
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Adventures with Dale! Meet up with Dale at the South Hills Trailhead.

South Hills Trailhead directions: From Highway 101, exit on Madonna Road and head northeast for 1/4 of a mile to Higuera Street. Turn left and continue north for one black to South Street and turn right. Make the second right on to Exposition Drive after 1/3 of a mile. Continue a quarter mile to the Woodridge Trailhead on the right, just after an intersection with Corrida Drive where Exposition Drive becomes Woodbridge Street. Roadside parking is available.


• Rain cancels hikes. Go to for info on trail closures.

• Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water & a snack.

• Hike length in approximate and varies with group.

• No registration, simply show up! 🙂


Learn more about the SLO Stewards Program.

Sinsheimer Park Tree Planting @ Sinsheimer Park
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteer for the Sinsheimer Park Tree Planting!

Meet at the end of Sydney St., South of Johnson Ave

Bring a shovel and plant a native tree!

Contact Lionel for more information.

SLO City Ranger Workday @ Reservoir Canyon @Reservoir Canyon Rd @ Reservoir Canyon
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteers assist City of SLO Rangers twice per month on specific sections of the open space in need of maintenance. All workdays run from 9am to 12pm. Rain cancels.

Meet at the Trailhead listed. Bring water, snack, work gloves. Tools will be provided, or bring your favorite tool for the job at hand. Call 805-781-7302 for more information.

April 8           Reservoir Canyon – brushing

ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebration: Empowering a Sustainable SLO County @ iFixit
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ECOSLO Anniversary Celebration!

45 years of empowering a sustainable San Luis Obispo County

Gather with long-time and new ECOSLO friends to celebrate 45 years of environmental advocacy, education, and action!  Doors open at 6pm on Saturday, April 8 at iFixit, located at 1330 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo.

We will host a raffle with prizes from many incredible sponsors to help raise funds for ECOSLO!

Enjoy local food and beverages.

Plenty of parking nearby (parking lot and street).  We of course encourage carpooling, walking, taking public transit, or biking!

Whether you were there at the beginning in 1971, or you have recently been involved with a beach cleanup, decent-led hike, or rallying support in the environment, we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate ECOSLO’s 45 years.

ECOSLO strives to protect and enhance the environment and human-well-being through advocacy, education, and direct action. We envision a conscious community that understand and values the essential inter-dependencies of natural systems, human health, and the local community which actively takes responsibility for a healthy environment on quality of all life in San Luis Obispo County.

Saturday, April 9 from 6-9pm at iFixit, 1330 Monterey St., SLO

Musical guests: TBA

Guest speakers: Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit

For complete event details visit:
Doors open at 6pm.  More details to be announced including musical guests and speakers!

iFixit Headquarters, 1330 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, April 8th.

Board of Supervisors Hearing On Oak Woodland Ordinance @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Oak Woodland Ordinance and Native Tree Urgency Ordinance has been postponed, from the original time on March 21st to April 11th. The public hearing notice was not released according to legal requirements, and this has resulted in the hearing being pushed back. The timeline for permanent adoption of the ordinance will not be affected by these changes.

SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Irish Hills
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way to get to know your local rangers and ask questions about the Ranger Service and responsible use of open space.  All Hikes meet at 1 pm and last from 1 – 3 hours.

April 16 – Irish Hills @ Madonna Rd
Guest Speaker: Bill Waycott, President, California Native Plant Society, San Luis Chapter
Route: Froom Ranch to Old Prospector
Difficulty: moderate to strenuous 2-3 hours