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

Jul
2
Sun
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs
ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Meet Evan at the Stenner Springs Trailhead. End times are approximate. Directions to Stenner Springs Trailhead: Head west out of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1 towards Morro Bay. Slightly less than one mile outside of[...]
Jul
5
Wed
7:00 am Cayucos Post-4th of July Beach C... @ Cayucos Beach
Cayucos Post-4th of July Beach C... @ Cayucos Beach
Jul 5 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Cayucos Post-4th of July Beach Cleanup @ Cayucos Beach | Cayucos | California | United States
Join ECOSLO in a fun morning beach cleanup following Cayucos’ 4th of July festivities!  Where: Cayucos Beach: 200 Oceanfront Lane, Cayucos, CA 93430 When: Tuesday, July 5th 7AM-10AM Please wear closed toed shoes and bring[...]
Jul
8
Sat
8:30 am ECOSLO Hike at Laguna Lake @ Laguna Lake
ECOSLO Hike at Laguna Lake @ Laguna Lake
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
ECOSLO Hike at Laguna Lake @ Laguna Lake | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Hike and explore Laguna Lake with ECOSLO volutneer docent, Seth. 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[...]
9:00 am Nature Nurturers Needed! @ Bishop Peak
Nature Nurturers Needed! @ Bishop Peak
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteers are needed to nurture 50 oak seedlings that were planted last fall on Bishop Peak.  They are thriving after the plentiful winter rains, but need an extra boost of water to keep them going[...]
Jul
15
Sat
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill (Sweet... @ Islay Hill
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill (Sweet... @ Islay Hill
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet SLO Stewards docent Dale at the Trailhead. End time is approximate. ISLAY HILL directions: Take Broad Street south, turn left on Tank Farm Road. Make a right onto Wavertree Street. Turn left on Spanish Oaks[...]
Jul
16
Sun
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills (Mado... @ Irish Hills
ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills (Mado... @ Irish Hills
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills (Madonna Trailhead) @ Irish Hills | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Meet Chris 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[...]
Jul
22
Sat
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet SLO Stewards docent Katie at the Trailhead. End time is approximate. ISLAY HILL directions: Take Broad Street south, turn left on Tank Farm Road. Make a right onto Wavertree Street. Turn left on Spanish Oaks[...]
Jul
23
Sun
1:00 pm SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Johnson Ranch
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Johnson Ranch
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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[...]
Aug
5
Sat
8:30 am ECOSLO Hike at South Hills (Expo... @ South Hills
ECOSLO Hike at South Hills (Expo... @ South Hills
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
ECOSLO Hike at South Hills (Exposition Trailhead) @ South Hills | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Meet Seth at the Trailhead. End times are approximate. 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[...]
Aug
6
Sun
8:30 am ECOSLO Hike at Reservoir Canyon @ Reservoir Canyon
ECOSLO Hike at Reservoir Canyon @ Reservoir Canyon
Aug 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
ECOSLO Hike at Reservoir Canyon @ Reservoir Canyon | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Join Evan for a hike at Reservoir Canyon. Hikes typically last 2-3 hours, dependent on pace of the group. RESERVOIR CANYON Directions: Take Highway 101 North from San Luis Obispo. About a mile past city[...]

June Hike with Chris: Reservoir Canyon

Reservoir Canyon Hike, June 17, 2017, Lead: Evan, Sweep: Chris We had a total of 18 people join us today. A few apparently pulled out due to the heat (I don’t blame them). Attached is the sign-in sheet and group photo. We started at the waterfall taking the new trail up to the section that returns to the canyon, thereby bypassing the flooded eroded section on the original trail.  I have never seen so many SLO Mariposa Lilies, Calochortus obispoensis.  There were still quite a few flowers in bloom, including California-fuchsia, Columbine, Club-Haired Mariposa Lily, Golden Stars, Toyon, Palmer’s Spineflower, just to name a few. We also had the opportunity to observe a Common California Kingsnake on the side of the trail. The canyon was more pleasant than expected with the water nearby and plenty of shade.  As we ascended toward the “Goat Herder’s” homestead we felt the heat.  At the Eucalyptus we talked about the hermit that lived at the location then returned down the way we came.  5 people decided to continue to the top so we filled up there water bottles and said our goodbyes. All in all,  it was a great... read more

June Hike with Dale: Irish Hills (Madonna trailhead)

Irish Hills hike, Madonna trailhead, June 10, 2017, Lead: Dale; Sweeps; Chris, Katie On a perfect Saturday morning in SLO, three docents and 20 hikers enjoyed a 3 mile hike up Froom Creek and down the Mariposa trail. We saw many great club-haired mariposa lilies (yellow flower attached), clay mariposa lilies, yuccas, poppies, golden stars and hummingbird sage. The kids had fun touching the sticky monkey flower and smelling the black sage. From the top of Irish Hills we were able to see six of the morros and we talked about Portola’s expedition through San Luis in 1769 and the California State Rock, serpentine. A great way to start the... read more

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