City of San Luis Obispo + ECOSLO

Natural Resources Services

About the SLO Stewards Program

The City of San Luis Obispo contracts with ECOSLO to educate and engage with the community about the importance of open space, and to encourage community members to use and care for our natural resources.

Collaboration with the City of San Luis Obispo

This unique collaboration give us the opportunity to orchestrate trail maintenance workdays and host ECOSLO docent led hikes. Both the County and City of SLO have come to rely on ECOSLO staff time and volunteers to support park and trail projects.

Would you like to become a SLO Steward and lead docent-led hikes on City of SLO Open Spaces? Sign up here! Training takes place on Saturday, January 16th, 2015 from 9am-1pm. Just 10 spots are available.

SLO Stewards Newsletter

ECOSLO develops and distributes a tri-annual newsletter called SLO Stewards in conjunction with the City of San Luis Obispo Natural Resources Department. Current and past issues of SLO Stewards are listed below. Each issue offers articles about San Luis Obispo’s natural areas, and provides information about the SLO Stewards program hikes and workdays.

SLO Stewards & The City of San Luis Obispo

In order to bring greater guidance and a more proactive approach to the City’s resource protection efforts, the Natural Resources Protection Program was created by the City of San Luis Obispo in 1995.

The fundamental purpose of the Natural Resources Protection Program is to conserve, enhance, and restore important community natural resources.

Today, the City of San Luis Obispo operates 12 large (30-700 acres) open space lands that are available for passive recreation as well as numerous smaller areas. Additionally, The City holds 9 major conservation easements for habitat, recreational, and agricultural purposes and continues restoration activities in many areas of open space lands and along San Luis Obispo Creek. Please see The City of SLO’s Natural Resources page for information concerning use and preservation of our open space lands.

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Interested in becoming a SLO Docent?

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