Volunteers needed to help build Pismo Preserve trail system

A view from the top of the 900-acre Pismo Preserve.
A view from the top of the 900-acre Pismo Preserve. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is beginning the construction of 11 miles of trails on the Pismo Preserve.

The conservancy is looking for volunteers interested in participating in this one-of-a-kind project. Construction is slated to begin Jan. 5 and, weather permitting, will continue for several months. The 900-acre open-space preserve in the hills behind Pismo Beach is scheduled to open to the public in 2016.

“This project will be challenging but rewarding, creating a system of trails to engage our community for years to come,” said Scott Couture, the conservancy’s restoration crew leader.

There is an opportunity for volunteers of all skill levels to be involved with this project, but the organization is especially looking for dedicated builders to invest multiple days with the mechanical build crews.

For questions, contact Couture at 544-9096 or scottc@LCSLO.org or Greg Bettencourt of Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers at greg.bettencourt@cccmb.org.