Audubon Sweet Springs Nature Preserve Monthly Stewards Day
What: Audubon Sweet Springs Preserve Restoration & Stewardship Days
When: Monthly, on the 2nd Saturday
Reservation Needed: Yes, contact the Audubon Sweet Springs Preserve at (805) 239-3928 to make arrangements. Thank you.
The Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is located on the shores of Morro Bay in the quiet town of Los Osos. Morro Bay is an important stop for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway and is globally recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The Bay and surrounding areas are known for having a high number of endemic species, as well as a unique convergence of northern and southern species at the edge of their range. Such unusually rich biodiversity has prompted a number of conservation efforts, with the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve being among them. The original 24-acres of the Preserve were donated to Audubon in 1989 by the State Coastal Conservancy. The purchase of an adjacent 8-acre parcel was coordinated by the Trust for Public Land and donated to Audubon in 2008.
The Preserve is treasured by residents and visitors alike for its remarkable beauty and tranquility. Everyone enjoys taking a short stroll through the old cypress plantation, across bridges spanning the freshwater ponds and along the salt marsh to the Overlook with a spectacular view of the Bay and Morro Rock. In spite of its small size, the Preserve offers an amazing amount of variety. One may be treated to a glimpse of a southwestern pond turtle one day, a snowy egret on another, and the striking purple blooms of sand verbena on still another.
In order to ensure that these natural resources remain for us to enjoy long into the future, Audubon invites visitors and residents to help protect and care for them. Volunteer work parties are held the second Saturday of each month from 9am to 12pm, and are open to locals and visitors. Activities include everything from landscaping to trail and structure maintenance.
Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
This activity selection includes:
*A hands-on stewardship/caring activity
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Morro Coast Audubon Society
Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler in WineCoastCountry.
Features & Amenities
- State Parks & Outdoor Activities
- Stewardship Donation Opportunities
- Stewardship Travel Activities