Community Action

Some actions takes a village!  Find out about community wide projects on climate change and sustainability and how you can help below.

The Regional Energy Network (REN) is a proposed California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ratepayer funded residential energy efficiency program that, if approved, will go into effect in fiscal year 2018-2019. The Network would allow the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura to operate collaboratively as an energy efficiency Program Administrator to design and deliver energy saving services tailored to fit the needs of homeowners on the Central Coast. 

Calendar of Events

Date Event Info
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Earth Day Fair & Music Festival

Celebrate Earth Day with friends, family, and community groups at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo! The event will be held from 11am to 5pm.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 Surfrider Foundation Earth Day Beach Clean Up

Join Surfrider SLO at the Pismo Beach Pier for a fun, family-friendly Earth Day Beach Clean. The event will take place on Sunday April 22 from 10 am to 12 pm. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, May 6, 2018 Waddell Ranch Hike

Enjoy and learn about nature on the Waddell Ranch docent-led hike! Meet the docent, Chris, at the trailhead. 

When: Sunday, May 6, 9am-12pm

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Slow Money SLO Spotlight Event at Whalebird...

Sample and learn more about local food, tour the Whalebird Kombucha facility, and taste various flavors of Kombucha. $10 requested donation at the door, $5 for Whalebird Growler Club members. 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Surfrider Foundation Chapter Meeting - Hosted by...

Join Surfrider on May 8th to learn more about their Rise Above Plastics program! You'll also hear from each program coordinator about upcoming volunteer opportunities and how to get involved.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018 Ranger Led Hike: Johnson Ranch

Enjoy and learn about all the beautiful wildflowers in SLO City owned open space. Rangers invite professional botanists to assist and answer questions.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 DANA Adobe NatureFest and Grand Opening

DANA will be holding it's annual NatureFest on Sunday, May 20th at the newly constructed DANA Adobe Cultural Center. 

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 Greenspace Nature Club

Here in Cambria we are surrounded by spectacular nature.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018 Workday with SLO City Rangers

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

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Post-Memorial Day Cleanup - Pirate's Cove

Join ECOSLO for a morning of cleaning and data tracking of pollution at Pirate's Cove near Avila Beach.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 Surfrider Foundation Core Volunteer Orientation

Core Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. They often go on to leadership positions within our chapter and help set our chapter's strategy.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 Beach Keeper's Cleanup at Montana de Oro

Join ECOSLO for a morning Beach Keeper's cleanup and data tracking of debris at Montana de Oro. 

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 Sip to Save the Sea

Join the Pacific Coast Wine Trail for an evening of wine, cheese, dessert, live music and a silent auction at the beautiful Garden Shed in Cambria.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 Solar Cooking Classes at Davies Farm

Learn to cook with energy from the sun at Davies Farm. Their free solar cooking classes take place from 12:30-2pm on the third Saturday of each month through October.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 Nipomo Community Clean Up Day

Reduce waste and contribute to a clean Nipomo community!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 Rare Plant Rescue Presentation

Rare Plant Rescue: Why Uncommon Plants Matter, and What We're Doing to Save Them

With Dr. Heather Schneider of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Beyond the Pretty Flowering Plants at the Ranch...

The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria offers docent led hikes throughout the year. 

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 5th of July Beach Cleanup

Join ECOSLO for a morning Beach Keeper's cleanup and data tracking of debris at Cayucos after the 4th of July fireworks. 

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Saturday, July 7, 2018 9th Annual Lavender Festival

Meet with the lavender producers from across the Paso Robles region, learn of its many uses, enjoy free samples, and much more!

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Saturday, July 7, 2018 Brunch by the Lake

Did you know that there is a 75 acre lake in the City of San Luis Obispo, half of which is a nature preserve? The best time to visit is the morning before the winds come up.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 Greenspace Art and Adventures Auction

When: Saturday July 14th, 5pm-9pm

Where: Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 Solar Cooking Classes at Davies Farm

Learn to cook with energy from the sun at Davies Farm. Their free solar cooking classes take place from 12:30-2pm on the third Saturday of each month through October.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 Water Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Battery...

Solar energy is becoming an increasingly attractive option for meeting the electrical needs of vineyards. But with the advantages of solar power come some challenges. 

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 Oceano Dunes Visitor Center Grand Opening

Experience an "off road" adventure you will not forget by visiting the Oceano Dunes Visitor Center.

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Friday, August 3, 2018 Orcutt Mineral Society 51st Annual Rainbow of...

Come check out 60 great vendors, displays, and lapidary arts demonstrations at the OMS's 51st Annual Rainbow of Gems Show and Sale!

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 Beach Keeper's August Cleanup

Join ECOSLO for a morning Beach Keepers cleanup and data tracking of pollution at Morro Rock/Morro Bay Harbor.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 Brunch by the Lake

Join Brunch by the Lake the first Saturday of every month from June through August 2018 for food, fun, and outdoor activities at beautiful Laguna Lake!

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Friday, August 10, 2018 Salt Marsh to Mud Flats docent let walk

Walk the State Park Marina Peninsula boardwalk in Morro Bay to learn the history of the salt marsh and the plants and animals living in this specialized environment.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 Back to School Bash

Join Paso Robles Horse Park on August 10th and 11th for a Back to School Bash!

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 Waves, Weather and Coastal Erosion

The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria offers docent led hikes year round. 

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 Avila Beach Yoga Festival

On Sunday, August 12th, grab your yoga mat and join the community for a day filled with classes, music, a massive local vendor market, food and fun.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 Irish Hills Hike with ECOSLO

Meet at the Prefumo Canyon Trailhead to hike with Evan, a SLO Stewards docent, and learn about your local environment. This hike is in the Irish hills and is moderate to strenuous.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 HOYTB Awareness/Beach Cleanup

SLO Surfrider's Hold On To Your Butt group will be holding a Beach Cleanup at the Pismo Beach Pier Saturday, August 19th from 10am-12pm.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 3rd Annual Dancing in the Streets

Enjoy an evening with performances and bands scattered throughout the Atascadero downtown area and a variety of antique cars on display.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 30th Annual Dune Run Run

Enjoy a 5k Run, 5k Walk, and 10k Run through scenic Central Coast dunes. Hard packed beach and soft sand dunes create a fun combination for all ages.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Walk in Wednesdays at the Piedras Blancas...

Free "Walk in Wednesdays" on the 4th Wednesday of the month this summer at Piedras Blancas Light Station.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 Maritime Museum Vessel Tours

The Central Coast Maritime Museum Association will lead its last vessel tour of the summer on September 1st.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 2018 Cambria Pinedorado days

Enjoy the 2018 Cambria Pinedorado Days at the Pinedorado grounds and the Veterans Hall on Main Street.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP) Workday

Volunteer with SWAP to help restore and upkeep Small Wilderness Areas in SLO County. SWAP First Saturday work parties are held from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of each month.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 Avocado and Margarita Festival

One day only! Join us for food, drink, live music, arts & crafts, specialty vendors, and fun in beautiful Morro Bay on the Embarcadero!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 SLO County Coastal Cleanup Day

The 34th annual Coastal Cleanup Day event invites volunteers from the community to clean up trash and track data.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Special Screening of "Blue"

The San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a special one-time screening of the film BLUE, on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30-8:30p.m., at Regal Arroyo Grande Stadium 10. 

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Friday, September 21, 2018 Still Frothy Surf Festival

This exciting and unique 3-day event (September 21-23) includes the only Tow-At (jet ski assist) Air Division on the Central Coast, high-lighting traveling and local pros, Youth Divisions, JR Guard

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 Lighthouse Century Bike Ride

The Lighthouse Century offers three routes that all travel along the coast past San Simeon with the two longer routes including climbs into the coastal hills.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 Outdoor Discovery Festival

If you like hiking, biking, camping, fishing, bird watching, golfing, zip-lining and more, then this is the place to be!

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Friday, September 28, 2018 Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

The 81st Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival is coming September 28th and 29th, 2018.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP) Workday

Volunteer with SWAP to help restore and upkeep Small Wilderness Areas in SLO County. SWAP First Saturday work parties are held from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of each month.

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