Through education, the SLO Stewards program encourages the community and visitors to be guardians of the natural environment 

and to help support the activities of the City of San Luis Obispo’s Natural Resources Protection Program.

Upcoming Events

May
31
Wed
8:30 am Central Coast Concerned Mountain...
Central Coast Concerned Mountain...
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
A small crew works in SLO Open Spaces with the City of SLO Ranger Services. Some days are skipped, holidays, etc. If you are interested in helping to build the new M Trail on Cerro[...]
6:30 pm Participatory Citizenship Worksh... @ Whole Foods Market Community Room
Participatory Citizenship Worksh... @ Whole Foods Market Community Room
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Ecologistics for a 6 week workshop on participatory citizenship! Workshop will take place every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 from May 17-June 21.  
Jun
3
Sat
9:00 am CCMB Fernandez Trail near Pozo W... @ Fernandez trail
CCMB Fernandez Trail near Pozo W... @ Fernandez trail
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Turkey Flats to help work on the Fernandez Trail! For more information go to http://www.cccmb.org/home-new or call 805-781-7302.
9:00 am National Trails Day at Lopez Lake @ Lopez Lake
National Trails Day at Lopez Lake @ Lopez Lake
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
National Trails Day at Lopez Lake @ Lopez Lake | Arroyo Grande | California | United States
Join ECOSLO and SLO County Parks as we take care of our precious parks in honor of National Trails Day. We will be working with CCCMB volunteers as well as local park rangers to restore[...]
Jun
7
Wed
8:30 am Central Coast Concerned Mountain...
Central Coast Concerned Mountain...
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
A small crew works in SLO Open Spaces with the City of SLO Ranger Services. Some days are skipped, holidays, etc. If you are interested in helping to build the new M Trail on Cerro[...]
6:30 pm Participatory Citizenship Worksh... @ Whole Foods Market Community Room
Participatory Citizenship Worksh... @ Whole Foods Market Community Room
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Ecologistics for a 6 week workshop on participatory citizenship! Workshop will take place every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 from May 17-June 21.  
Jun
10
Sat
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills (Mado... @ Irish Hills
ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills (Mado... @ Irish Hills
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet Dale at the Madonna Trailhead. End time is approximate. Directions to Madonna Road Trailhead: From Highway 101, take the Los Osos Valley Road north towards Los Osos. Turn left on Madonna Road. Follow the[...]
Jun
14
Wed
8:30 am Central Coast Concerned Mountain...
Central Coast Concerned Mountain...
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
A small crew works in SLO Open Spaces with the City of SLO Ranger Services. Some days are skipped, holidays, etc. If you are interested in helping to build the new M Trail on Cerro[...]
6:30 pm Participatory Citizenship Worksh... @ Whole Foods Market Community Room
Participatory Citizenship Worksh... @ Whole Foods Market Community Room
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Ecologistics for a 6 week workshop on participatory citizenship! Workshop will take place every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 from May 17-June 21.  
Jun
15
Thu
8:00 am Protect SLO Water Rally and Hearing
Protect SLO Water Rally and Hearing
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
On June 15th a major court case of Big Oil vs. local SLO communities will be heard, and the decision will set a precedent for San Luis Obispo’s water. Big Oil wants to sacrifice a[...]

March hike with Chris: Felsman Loop

Felsman Loop hike, 3/18/2017 Lead: Chris; Sweep: Evan On Saturday, March 18 the Felsman Loop hike was attended by 12 engaged, enthusiastic hikers and three well-behaved dogs on leash.  After some introductory discussion about ECOSLO and its relationship with the City of SLO’s Natural Resources program, as well as potential hazards along the trail, we set off from the Patricia Drive trailhead a few minutes after 9:00 AM.  Although low clouds obscured the view of Bishop Peak, the group’s spirits were high as we ascended towards the cattle pond, which was full to the brim for the first time in years.  Early topics of discussion included the coast live oak woodland and how vibrant the trees look thanks to all the rain this winter; and of course, wildflowers and other native plants.  In this regard we were lucky to have Evan’s expertise on the hike.  A partial list of species identified includes California buttercup, golden-yarrow, Indian paintbrush, sticky monkeyflower, hummingbird sage, checkered mallow, shooting star, filaree, and blue dicks.  Additional topics of discussion along the trail included the geology of the morro’s and SLO County, and locations where dacite quarried from Bishop Peak over 100 years ago can be seen in the downtown area.  Toward the end of the hike, the group split in two, with one group preferring to spend some extra time on plant identification.  By noon, the clouds had even cleared enough that Bishop’s summit crags were visible from the trailhead.  All in all, everyone seemed very happy and it was a successful... read more

March hike with Seth: Reservoir Canyon

Saturday, March 4, 8:00AM, Reservoir Canyon One brave hiker joined me for a hike through Reservoir Canyon.  We started off the hike by taking our shoes off and crossing the creek and then headed up the hill checking out all the beautiful wildflowers and the green, rolling hills.  The new Loop Trail was phenomenal and held up well even after all the wet weather we have had.  We made it up to the top and were rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding morro’s and... read more

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