Join us in our mission to protect Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Our mission is to protect and nurture Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to educate and inspire visitors to preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, and to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks. The Foundation is the sole source of funding for the model volunteer program, protects the Reserve’s environmental health and historical integrity by funding work on trails, facilities and vegetation, and continuously strives to improve programs and services for approximately one million visitors each year.

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Join us in our mission to protect Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Our mission is to protect and nurture Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to educate and inspire visitors to preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, and to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks. The Foundation is the sole source of funding for the model volunteer program, protects the Reserve’s environmental health and historical integrity by funding work on trails, facilities and vegetation, and continuously strives to improve programs and services for approximately one million visitors each year.

SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS
UPCOMING PUBLIC WALKS

Point Lobos Reserve nesting-black crowned night herons. Photo credit: Susan Lambert

Point Lobos Reserve nesting-black crowned night herons. Photo credit: Susan Lambert.

We reduce the impacts on the protected area through strategic planning initiatives.

Photo of Mom and pup seal at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Photo credit: John Drum.

Mom and pup seal at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Photo credit: John Drum.

We eliminate actions that degrade delicate ecosystems and cultural areas within the Reserve.

Restoration at Sea Lion Point in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

We restore native habitat.

Photo of PLF Docent helping family at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Photo credit: Scott Whitman.

PLF Docent helps family at the Reserve. Photo credit: Scott Whitman.

We improve public awareness of best practices to steward the land.

What is a Reserve? The special purpose of a reserve is to forever protect an area of unique natural beauty and ecological significance. Afforded a higher level of protection, visitors are expected to protect this landmark for future generations. Please stay on marked trails, do not remove or collect natural objects and avoid approaching or disturbing animals.

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Art Appreciation Day at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve!

July 13th, 2022|

Members of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association were stationed on the trails at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve this past Saturday. Visitors were welcomed to watch these artists as they created memorable artwork. The [...]

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Long considered the “crown jewel” of California’s 280 state parks, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers around the world.

100% of the profit of every sale funds trails and facility maintenance, supports vital education programs and the volunteer docent program at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, and helps to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks.

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Why the Point Lobos Foundation Matters

We’re preserving the Greatest Meeting of Land and Water in the World.

The purpose of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is to forever protect this majestic peninsula of natural beauty and ecological significance. The Point Lobos Foundation is the sole source of funding for the model volunteer program, protects the Reserve’s environmental health and historical integrity by funding work on trails, facilities and vegetation, and continuously strives to improve programs and services for approximately one million visitors each year.

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Rainbow over Whalers Cove. Photo credit: Jan Stewart.