The mission of the Natural San Luis Docent Program is “to foster and encourage awareness of the natural heritage of the City of San Luis Obispo region, to share knowledge of the relationships among living organisms, including humans, and their environment, and to help support the activities of the City of San Luis Obispo’s Natural Resources Protection Program.”

Upcoming Events

Mar
25
Sat
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Workday @ Irish ... @ Irish Hills
SLO City Ranger Workday @ Irish ... @ Irish Hills
Mar 25 @ 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[...]
Mar
26
Sun
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Lemon Grove Loop @ Lemon Grove Loop at Cerro San Luis
ECOSLO Hike at Lemon Grove Loop @ Lemon Grove Loop at Cerro San Luis
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet Katie at the Cerro San Luis Trailhead to hike the Lemon Grove Loop. End times are approximate. PLEASE NOTE: • Rain cancels hikes. Go to http://bit.ly/SLOhike for info on trail closures. • Contact ECOSLO with[...]
Mar
31
Fri
5:30 pm San Luis Obispo’s 1st Annual Vil...
San Luis Obispo’s 1st Annual Vil...
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[...]
Apr
1
Sat
8:00 am Hike w/ ECOSLO at Laguna Lake @ Laguna Lake
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[...]
Apr
8
Sat
8:00 am Hike w/ ECOSLO at South Hills @ South Hills
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[...]
9:00 am Sinsheimer Park Tree Planting @ Sinsheimer Park
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.
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Workday @ Reserv... @ Reservoir Canyon
SLO City Ranger Workday @ Reserv... @ 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[...]
6:00 pm ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebrat... @ iFixit
ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebrat... @ iFixit
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebration: Empowering a Sustainable SLO County @ iFixit | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
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[...]
Apr
11
Tue
9:00 am Board of Supervisors Hearing On ... @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
Board of Supervisors Hearing On ... @ 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[...]
Apr
16
Sun
1:00 pm SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Irish Hills
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[...]

December SLO Stewards hike with Seth: Laguna Lake

The morning started off a little bit chilly, but as the group progressed under the nice crisp blue skies we warmed up!  It was a good group of six participants, a couple of who had never been to Laguna Lake before.  Seth, the lead volutneer SLO Stewards docent for this hike, always finds it fun to show participants new spots and share information about the surrounding area. The group was rewarded with sweeping views of the morro’s and surrounding valleys as well as listening to the birds chirp away – there was even a few wildflowers still... read more

August Hike with Jan, Felsman Loop

I was joined by four hikers at 7:00 am on a foggy Saturday morning. Two were locals and two were from the Bay Area.  All were enthusiastic hikers.  We set off for the the Felsman Loop.  It’s a trail with moderate elevation gains and a distance of about 2.7 miles.  Lucky for us we had a botanist who was also well-versed in critters, too.  We had a nice easy hike with many stops to investigate some very large beetles and pill bugs that were leaving interesting tracks on the trail.  Ants were busy harvesting seeds and carrying them back to the nest.  Mountain mahogany tails were putting on a display.  The highlight of the day was fishing for spiders!  We found several spider holes in the trail that had a thin layer of web at the entrance to trap unsuspecting creatures.  We stuck a grass stem down the hole and the spider grabbed it.  We all jumped and laughed at the same time! Jan... read more

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