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Cars on display are by invitation and the event is free to spectators. Food and wine will be available. Proceeds benefit the Nipomo Food Basket. [post_title] => Automotive Classic at Trilogy Monarch Dunes [post_excerpt] => Experience cars at the course...the Automotive Classic returns to Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => automotive-classic-at-trilogy-monarch-dunes [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/automotive-classic-at-trilogy-monarch-dunes/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 109265 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => Death is your guide to the tragic, terrifying and TRUE tales of Rancho Nipomo. This 40-minute tour takes you across the rancho and inside the Dana family's historic adobe home where the stories come by life by flickering candlelight. Come early to enjoy the campfire at our new Visitor Center and hear stories of recent ghostly sightings by DANA staff and visitors.

Tours leave every 15 minutes and tickets are timed. Space is very limited; advance reservations strongly suggested. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
[post_title] => Death Walks the Rancho: 2018 Ghost Tours [post_excerpt] => Death is your guide to the tragic, terrifying and TRUE tales of Rancho Nipomo.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => death-walks-the-rancho-2018-ghost-tours [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/death-walks-the-rancho-2018-ghost-tours/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105346 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => Late winter/early spring is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco. Our winter migrants should still be here. However, they will be brightening colors and many will be practicing their songs for when they reach their breeding grounds. Also, early spring migrants will be arriving in their breeding colors and will be setting up territories and trying to attract mates with their beautiful songs.

Meet at 8am at the Oso Flaco Lake parking lot. Be ready to make the 3-mile, round trip hike. Watch the weather and dress appropriately. See you there! [post_title] => Oso Flaco Bird Walk [post_excerpt] => Late winter/early spring is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco. Our winter migrants should still be here. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => oso-flaco-bird-walk [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/oso-flaco-bird-walk/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 110538 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will host a holiday hike on December 29th at Oso Flaco Lake, which site just north of Guadalupe and offers visitors one of the most scenic - and definitely well hidden - natural areas along the state's coastline. 

The easy hike starts at 9am and participants are asked to meet at the trailhead, located inside the white gate inside the parking lot area. Hikers will begin their adventure walking through a wooded area of arroyo willows and wax myrtle, where numerous species of songbirds make their homes, as they head to a bridge that crosses the lake.

Once acress the lake, Ray will lead the group into the stabilized area of the dunes complex, where silver dune lupine, coyote bush, deer weed and dunes paintbrush flourish, and a wide variety of birds, reptiles, mammals and other plants also live and thrive.

Finally, hikers will make their way along a 1.5 mile wood boardwalk that winds through the sand dunes and ends at the foredunes - the area of the dunes closest to the ocean - where a viewing platform allows visitors to take in sweeping views of Point San Luis to the north and Mussel Rock to the south. [post_title] => Holiday Hike [post_excerpt] => The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will host a holiday hike on December 29th at Oso Flaco Lake [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => holiday-hike [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/holiday-hike/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105350 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => Come for the golf, stay for the fun. Indeed, at Blacklake Golf Resort, we are committed to teeing up some of the Central Coast's most festive concerts and events.

Blacklake concerts are performed outside so bring your lawn chairs and blankets to find a spot on the grass. There are tables and chairs provided as well. There will be a full service bar featuring draft beer, wine, and alcoholic drinks, as well as Santa Maria style BBQ to take care of your drinking and dining needs. No outside food or beverage is allowed at the concerts.

There is no cover charge for the shows, but donations to support Central Coast music will be graciously accepted. Be sure to bring the entire family out and enjoy the finest music the Central Coast has to offer. [post_title] => Concerts on the Course at Blacklake [post_excerpt] => Come for the golf, stay for the fun. Indeed, at Blacklake Golf Resort, we are committed to teeing up some of the Central Coast's most festive concerts and events. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => concerts-on-the-course-at-blacklake [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/concerts-on-the-course-at-blacklake/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105359 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => Join Dunes Center community hike leader Diane McDermott on a walk to the dunes at Oso Flaco Lake to see the typical Dunite habitat as it was, though no trace remains. The Dunites were bohemians living in the dunes in the 1930s and 40s. You'll hear some stories and learn how mysticism was a part of the experience.

Meet at the parking lot at the end of Oso Flaco Lake Road. Hikers exempt from $5 parking fee. [post_title] => Dunite Hike [post_excerpt] => Join Dunes Center community hike leader Diane McDermott on a walk to the dunes at Oso Flaco Lake to see the typical Dunite habitat as it was, though no trace remains [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => dunite-hike [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/dunite-hike/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105373 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => The Oaks at Nipomo hosts the first annual Father's Day Car Show on Saturday, June 16th. Cars will be on display from noon to 4pm and there will be live music by Ghost/Monster, raffle prizes, and food and beverages.  [post_title] => Father's Day Car Show [post_excerpt] => The Oaks at Nipomo hosts the first annual Father's Day Car Show [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => father-s-day-car-show [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/father-s-day-car-show/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105387 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => A fun event for the whole family! Come out and feel the grapes between your toes as you hop into our Coquard presses and help us stomp the 2018 vintage. Stomping will be from 11am-1pm, but the fun doesn't stop there. Live music and food available for purchase after.
[post_title] => Grape Stomp at Laetitia [post_excerpt] => A fun event for the whole family!  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => grape-stomp-at-laetitia [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/grape-stomp-at-laetitia/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105303 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] =>

Along the Whale Trail you'll be looking over the waters of one of our nation's most spectacular marine protected areas, offering some of the best wildlife viewing in the world - including 34 species of marine mammals! Search for the heart-shaped blows of gray whales, tall dorsal fins of orcas, or feeding humpback and blue whales. Look for seals and sea lions on offshore rocks and sea otters wrapped up in kelp. You can see amazing marine life at the Whale Trail's shore-based sites at any time of year. 

Be a wildlife steward. Give animals the space they need to eat, rest and socialize. Keep your distance and please do not touch, feed or chase wildlife. Enjoy and help protect this diverse and fragile marine environment.

The Whale Trail is a series of sites where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore. Learn more in this video

Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails along the Salish Sea and the Pacific Coast.

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On Thursday, February 21st the Notable Encounter Encore will be held at the Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch Dunes
On Friday, February 22nd the Notable Encounter Insight will be held at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
On Saturday, February 23rd the Notable Encounter Dinner will be held at a private residence - SOLD OUT
On Sunday, February 24th the Chamber Concert will be held at Congregation Beth David [post_title] => Festival Mozaic: February WinterMezzo [post_excerpt] => At Festival Mozaic's WinterMezzo chamber music series, internationally-renowned artists present educational events, culinary experiences and intimate concerts in spectacular venues on the Central Coast.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => festival-mozaic-february-wintermezzo [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/festival-mozaic-february-wintermezzo/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105291 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => The 10 destinations along California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) in SLO CAL from Ragged Point and Cambria to Avila Beach and Oceano are serious when it comes to the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration. Coastal SLO CAL welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in the local marine culture, coastal heritage and natural attractions along the iconic CA Highway 1 Discovery Route through a series of events and activities. 

Enjoy special marine focused events, uniquq wine and food tastings and festival, stewardship travel activities, and Wildlife Viewing Tips all while adding meaning and connecting deeper to the nature and culture of our area. "Throughout the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration guests are invited to explore marine life from abalone to elephant seals, learn about nature preserves, participate in fun citizen science activities, and enjoy the many seaside hikes found on the Central Coast," says Katie Sturtevant, Stewardship Travel Director. "There are unique signature events like Sharks After Dark at the Central Coast Aquarium, free films at Hearst Castle Theater and almost 40 must-do activities the whole family will enjoy."

We are excited to be featuring the film Disneynature Oceans at the historic Hearst Castle Theater for six consecutive Saturdays during the celebration. This is a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea. Stunning images await viewers as they journey into the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. It's an unprecedented look at deep-water creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play. Filled with adventure, comedy and drama, Oceans is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience you will not soon forget.

A complete list of Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration events can be found here. [post_title] => Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration [post_excerpt] => The 10 destinations along California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) in SLO CAL from Ragged Point and Cambria to Avila Beach and Oceano are serious when it comes to the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => coastal-discovery-stewardship-celebration [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/coastal-discovery-stewardship-celebration/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105295 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => Standing in a grove of stately Eucalyptus trees on Nipomo Mesa is a 13-room adobe residence built by Captain William Goodwin Dana in 1840. Restoration efforts have restored this gracious home to much of its original splendor. Burros and other farm animals from the great Rancho era can still be found here, along with costumed docents, antique farm implements, and historians who will gladly guide you through the fascinating history that is pure California.

The Dana Adobe is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm, and during the week by appointment. [post_title] => Rancho Nipomo Historical Dana Adobe Visit [post_excerpt] => Standing in a grove of stately Eucalyptus trees on Nipomo Mesa is a 13-room adobe residence built by Captain William Goodwin Dana in 1840.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => rancho-nipomo-historical-dana-adobe-visit [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/rancho-nipomo-historical-dana-adobe-visit/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105296 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => Founded in 1999, the Dunes Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Dunes Center was originally conceived by a group of concerned citizens and in 1989 The Nature Conservancy's efforts to help preserve and restore the Guadalupe Beach and Oso Flaco Lake Naturals Areas planted the seeds for a dunes visitor center. The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex is comprised of 18 miles of coastline and is one of the most ecologically significant and largest intact coastal dune ecosystems on earth. A significant portion of the nearly 22,000 acres is under public management and open for recreation.

The Volunteer Program at the Dunes Center is crucial to its ability to fulfill its mission. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, tailored to people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. The Environmental Stewardship Volunteers work in the native plant garden, weeding, pruning and planting; volunteer at community service events in the dunes, such as ice-plant removals, native seed collections, and beach clean-ups. For more information about volunteering, visit the website. [post_title] => Volunteer at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Natural History Center [post_excerpt] => The Volunteer Program at the Dunes Center is crucial to its ability to fulfill its mission. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, tailored to people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => volunteer-at-guadalupe-nipomo-dunes-natural-history-center [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/volunteer-at-guadalupe-nipomo-dunes-natural-history-center/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105298 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => The magic and mystery of the monarch migration has charmed and captivated people for years.  The eastern population is being severely impacted by deforestation in its Mexican overwintering grounds and the western monarchs are being squeezed by the constant pressures of coastal development and dwindling open space.  Both populations have experienced a decrease in numbers due to lack of milkweed necessary as a food source for the larval stage. Visit http://www.monarchdunesbutterflies.org/help.html to find out how you can help protect the monarchs and their migration.

Pismo Beach

From late October to February, thousands of black and gold Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Pismo State Beach, providing us with a breathtaking glimpse of nature in all her vibrant glory. This colony, easily accessible from Highway 1, is one of the largest in the nation, hosting an average of 50,000 butterflies every year. Many of these fragile butterflies fly more than 1,000 miles, braving harsh weather conditions before coming to roost in the protected grove for the winter. During the season, the docent trailer opens every day at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Walks through the grove happen at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Monarch Dunes

The Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat was once part of a 957 acre Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus plantation in Nipomo, California, and has supported as many as 60,000 overwintering monarch butterflies. From late October to February, thousands of black and orange Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, providing us with a breathtaking glimpse of nature in all her vibrant glory. Many of these fragile butterflies fly more than 1,000 miles, braving harsh weather conditions before coming to roost in the protected grove for the winter. The grove is open year-round with an interpretive trail. The Butterfly Habitat is open from sunrise to sunset and is free to all. Please park in the paved parking lot at 1610 Kingston Drive, which is immediately adjacent to the butterfly sanctuary. A wheel chair/stroller accessible paved path provides a short easy walk into the main cluster area. Picnic tables and trash receptacles are available. A public horse trail encircles the nineteen acre habitat, with hitching posts provided near the picnic area. There are no restroom or drinking water facilities on site.

Los Osos / Baywood

The Sweet Springs overwintering site is located in Los Osos along the southwest edge of the Morro Bay estuary. A prominent sign shows the entrance to the trails from the north side of Ramona Avenue. The site is part of an Audubon Nature Preserve, featuring a vegetative restoration project and access trails to monarchs and other scenic areas within the preserve. [post_title] => Monarch Butterfly Migration [post_excerpt] => From late October to February, thousands of black and gold Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Pismo State Beach [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => monarch-butterfly-migration-pb [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/monarch-butterfly-migration-pb/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [14] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105179 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content] => Plans are in place for a joyful celebration for Western Monarch Day at the Pismo Beach State Monarch Butterfly Grove. There will be butterfly talks and educational booths for adults, as well as activities for the children. The main attraction however, is the thousands of Monarchs hanging in huge clusters from the eucalyptus and pine trees in the grove. The grove will remain open through the month of February, from 10am to 4pm, with docents providing daily talks at 11am and 2pm. For more information visit www.monarchbutterfly.org. [post_title] => California Western Monarch Day Celebration [post_excerpt] => Plans are in place for a joyful celebration for Western Monarch Day at the Pismo Beach State Monarch Butterfly Grove. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => california-western-monarch-day-celebration-201 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/california-western-monarch-day-celebration-201/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [15] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105187 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content] => The Nipomo Native Garden is a twelve acre site located between Pomeroy, Camino Caballo and Osage in the community of Nipomo. The site is in the final stages of being restored to a native botanical garden which will feature native plant communities endemic to the Nipomo Mesa and dunes complex.

Individuals and groups can volunteer their time and labor during any of our regularly scheduled workdays, typically the 1st Saturday of each month, 9 am to noon at the Garden. Activities can also be flexibly scheduled to meet your availability. In addition to participation during scheduled workdays, groups or individuals may participate in more focused efforts.  Individuals or organizations who would like to participate in development and maintenance activities within the Nipomo Native Garden can contact our volunteer coordinator by e-mail at participate@nipomonativegarden.org or go to the Native's Garden Volunteer Page.

Nipomo Native Garden is a local, community-based federal and state non-profit organization composed of volunteers and members who support this restoration effort. [post_title] => Nipomo Native Garden Volunteer Day [post_excerpt] => The site is in the final stages of being restored to a native botanical garden which will feature native plant communities endemic to the Nipomo Mesa and dunes complex.
[post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => nipomo-native-garden-volunteer-day [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/nipomo-native-garden-volunteer-day/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105196 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content] => Walk from the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center along Oso Flaco Lake's 2½ mile boardwalk to the Pacific Ocean and view first-hand the first blushes of spring as the native flora and fauna emerge from winter's rest. Huell appreciated and highlighted many of California's backroad treasures, including Guadalupe, Oso Flaco Lake, and the surrounding ancient dunes in his television shows "California's Gold" and "Visiting with Huell Howser." The annual February walk follows the path that Huell took while filming one of his popular episodes.

Oso Flaco, meaning "Skinny Bear," was named in 1769 when Gaspar de Portola's expedition passed through the region and you will hear the rest of the interesting story on your walk! The canopy and understory of willows and wax myrtles along the first part of the riparian walk support an incredible array of diverse life near the ocean. You will see lace-like Spanish moss hanging from the tree limbs and hear the migrating songbirds. There will be silver dune lupine, coyote bush, deer weed, and dunes paintbrush, along with a wide variety of reptiles and mammals.

From the viewing platform at the end of the boardwalk, the entire San Luis Bay from Point San Luis to Mussel Rock will be seen. This dune area is close to the nesting area of the western snowy plover.

Huell was a beloved man who connected deeply to many different people through his shows. He highlighted and helped conserve many off-the-beaten-path heritage sites throughout California that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. He was an original Stewardship Traveler. Huell visited the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center on several occasions and served as the lead on the Dunes Center's capital campaign early in the organization's history and was appreciated dearly. We hope you join us in honoring his memory, conservation, and enjoying Oso Flaco Lake this February. [post_title] => Huell Howser Memorial Nature Walk at Oso Flaco [post_excerpt] => Walk from the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center along Oso Flaco Lake's 2½ mile boardwalk to the Pacific Ocean and view first-hand the first blushes of spring as the native flora and fauna emerge from winter's rest.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => huell-howser-memorial-nature-walk-at-oso-flaco [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/huell-howser-memorial-nature-walk-at-oso-flaco/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [17] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105225 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content] => Come out for the 31st Annual Nipomo's Best OctoberFest! We'll have the Miss Nipomo Pageant sponsored by Grand Awards, the Doggie Diva/Divo contest sponsored by Nipomo Dog and Cat Hospital, live bands, beer and wine garden, bounce houses, petting zoo, Choo Choo Safari, and the Dave Dana Memorial Car Show. [post_title] => Nipomo's Best OctoberFest [post_excerpt] => Come out for the 31st Annual Nipomo's Best OctoberFest!  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => nipomo-s-best-octoberfest-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/nipomo-s-best-octoberfest-2/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 18 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 116005 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Experience cars at the course...the Automotive Classic returns to Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo on Sunday, September 29th from 10am to 4pm. Cars on display are by invitation and the event is free to spectators. Food and wine will be available. Proceeds benefit the Nipomo Food Basket. [post_title] => Automotive Classic at Trilogy Monarch Dunes [post_excerpt] => Experience cars at the course...the Automotive Classic returns to Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => automotive-classic-at-trilogy-monarch-dunes [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/automotive-classic-at-trilogy-monarch-dunes/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 103 [max_num_pages] => 6 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => 1 [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 0a921ba404b64ef6fd6eb3e24313b6cb [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 1 [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )

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