Concert to benefit Pismo Beach land purchase

newsroom@thetribunenews.comMay 2, 2014 

An oak tree frames the view from the proposed 900-acre Pismo Preserve.


The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County will host a free concert at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach on Sunday to raise funds toward the purchase of nearly 900 acres east of Pismo Beach.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with entertainment as well as announcements from county Supervisor Adam Hill, Pismo Beach officials and “surprise guests,” a news release said.

The conservancy must raise the funds to buy the land by July. To cover the $10 million cost for the proposed Pismo Preserve, the conservancy expects to receive funds from state and local government sources. But the conservancy hopes to raise about $700,000 from residents to help complete the sale and create a passive recreation area with 10 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Donations received during the event will be matched by a local donor.

Performers will be Ragged Company, Musique a Trois and Cuesta Ridge. Gale McNeeley and Ken Norburg will perform a “Pismo Preserve Anthem” and sing-along.

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