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Stewardship Weekend


Earth Day Stewardship Weekend in Los Osos / Baywood Park: April 21-24

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Stewardship Weekend


Earth Day Stewardship Weekend in Los Osos / Baywood Park: April 21-24

earth day Stewardship weekend: April 21-24, 2017

STAY. PLAY. connect. CARE.

Stewardship is a way to get involved, create unique memories and make your vacation more meaningful!
Join us for a weekend filled with opportunities for you to learn about our beautiful state parks, surrounding natural areas, and have a lot of fun!  All of these activities are free, but if you'd like to make a donation to the Central Coast State Parks Association,  you will be helping supports 200 volunteer docents who annually teach and inspire 7,000 school children, 40,000 museum visitors, 85,000 Monarch Butterfly Grove visitors, and 700,000 Montana de Oro visitors.

Weekend Activities Choose any of these FREE activities: : 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21: 

2:00pm - Morro Bay Museum of Natural History - Bird Nests and Eggs

Come observe the Museum’s collections of bird nests and eggs and then be inspired to create your very own felted birds nest and eggs using wool. Instructions and materials will be provided. 1–2 hours.  Our area is a bird lovers paradise, and here's a way to take a closer look at our local birds and have some fun.  For additional information, call the Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay State Park, (805) 772-2694. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 22: 

9:00 - 11:00am - Cuesta Inlet Boat Cleanup

One of the very special places in Los Osos is Cuesta Inlet, a natural area on the shore of the bay where the land owners have given free access for boating.  Residents and visitors are free to keep their canoes, kayaks and other small boats stored on the land surrounding the inlet, provided they label their boats and register them if applicable.  Help keep the area clean and tidy by identifying boats out of compliance and tag for removal if necessary.  Easy work, beautiful scenery, meet some fun locals.  For more information, call Pandora Nash-Karner of Celebrate Los Osos at 805/528-7014 or click here.

11:00 - 5:00pm - SLO County Earth Day Fair

Attend the 27th Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 22, 2017. As with other Earth Day events across the nation, SLO County will include March for Science activities and Teach-ins. Check out the Green Car Show, Eco Marketplace, Kid's Zone, Action Alley, with free live music! 

Connect with organizations, businesses, government agencies, schools and students that are actively working to support an safe environment, economically sound and socially sustainable community.  Get involved, find solutions and take action for a better future. 

Join in this day of activation and celebration!. Listen to inspiring words and live performances by local musicans from two solar powered stages. Enjoy food, beverages with your neighbors.

Park at Cuesta College and walk or ride the shuttle to El Chorro Regional Park.  More information here: Earth Day Fair

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

11:00am - Montaña de Oro Spooners Ranch House History Tour

Spooner Ranch House provides a wealth of historical information about the area. From the Native people originally inhabiting the land, to European explorers, ranchers and farmers, Montaña de Oro is rich with history. Spooner’s Cove and the bluff above it even hold mischievous stories of prohibition day exporting and transport! Visit the Ranch House for the most comprehensive history available on this remarkable piece of California coastline.

Learn about the rich history of our amazing local State Park with this with docents on hand to give you a tour of the Spooner Ranch House. . Afterward, enjoy an optional easy walk down the Bluff Trail. You'll be blown away at the magnificent views along the way and return with a great appreciation of this local treasure.  Meet at the Spooner Ranch House at 10:00am. For more information, visit Central Coast State Parks Association. 

All Day - Elfin Forest Exploration (Wheelchair Accessible)

Adjacent to the Morro Bay Estuary, is a 90-acre natural area belonging to San Luis Obispo County Parks and California State Parks. Its plant communities include coastal brackish marsh, riparian woodland fringe, pygmy oak woodland, maritime chaparral, coastal dune scrub, and oak and manzanita complex. The Elfin Forest supports more than 200 species of plants, as well as 110 kinds of birds, 22 species of mammals and 13 species of reptiles and amphibians. It is home to rare plants, butterflies, snails and birds. Chumash middens occur throughout the park.  A 4/5 mile boardwalk loop, constructed in 1999, provides access for young and old, walkers and wheelchair users, and protects the Forest's sensitive habitat. 

 

MONDAY, APRIl 25

10:30 - 11:30am - Birds of the Bay

Morro Bay attracts over 200 species of migratory  birds over the winter, and people travel from all over the globe to see our birds.  Join us for a lecture on our local birds at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, followed by a short guided hike to the Heron Rookery.  Meet at the Museum of Natural History at 10:30am. For more information, visit CCSPA here. 

2:00 - 4:30pm - Baywood Park Farmers Market

One of the county's favorite farmers market!  Shop for great local produce, meet the farmers, and enjoy a little time in beautiful Baywood Park! 

5:00 - 7:00pm - "Beer at the Pier" Concert

Every Monday evening from 5:00 - 7:00, Baywood Park comes alive as locals and visitors enjoy a free concert, showcasing top local talent.  This concert will feature the popular Back Bay Betty, a fantastic blues band.   Come and join the fun at La Palapa Mexican Restaurant in Baywood Park and end your Stewardship Weekend on a high note!  

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Visit Los Osos • Baywood Park


VISIT LOS OSOS • BAYWOOD PARK

Central Coast's Hidden Gem of Tranquility

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Visit Los Osos • Baywood Park


VISIT LOS OSOS • BAYWOOD PARK

Central Coast's Hidden Gem of Tranquility

Visitor Guide Here →

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welcome to Los Osos • BAYWOOD Park!

We're glad you've found us.  We're a peaceful, quiet coastal community on California's beautiful Central Coast.  Visit us and immerse yourself in a vast wonderland of natural beauty as you explore Montaña de Oro Sate Park, Morro Bay's peaceful Back Bay, 2 spectacular wine regions, and a rich arts & music culture.  Take a peek and see you soon! 

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Stay in los osos • baywood

Inns on the bay or golf course, great vacation rentals

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Stay in Los Osos Baywood Park


Stay in los osos • baywood

Inns on the bay or golf course, great vacation rentals

Lodging options →

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Play


Play here

Golf, hiking, boating, music, more

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Play


Play here

Golf, hiking, boating, music, more

Recreation options →

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Eat


EAT HERE

Breakfast by the bay, lunch or dinner at the golf course, and many other great choices. 

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Eat


EAT HERE

Breakfast by the bay, lunch or dinner at the golf course, and many other great choices. 

Restaurant options →

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Explore


EXPLORE

Secluded beaches, sand dunes, pygmy oak forests and nature preserves, centrally located for exploring SLO County. 

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Explore


EXPLORE

Secluded beaches, sand dunes, pygmy oak forests and nature preserves, centrally located for exploring SLO County. 

Start Exploring →

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Events

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