The Cambrian

Greenspace hosts walk on Red Mountain

Rare access to a special coastal habitat will be available as Greenspace — The Cambria Land Trust hosts “Native Plants, Rocks, Shards and Spring: A Walk on Red Mountain.”

Botanist Deborah Hillyard and archeologist Richard Shepar will talk about plant life in serpentine geological environments and how earlier people lived above the coast in the Red Mountain area, about 1,700 feet above sea level and a few miles northeast of Cambria.

Native California grasses, seasonal mountain wildflowers, bird life and sweeping vistas will also be among the attractions.

Lunch will be provided. A water bottle, sturdy walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and binoculars are recommended.

The cost to attend the fundraising event is $35. The walk is set for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Attendance is limited to 35 people.

Call Rick Hawley at 927-2866 or e-mail for details or to make a reservation. For more on Greenspace, go to

— Staff