Just A Few Hours of Your Time Can Make a Huge Difference…..
“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”
At the core of the Cambria community, is a desire to protect and preserve the natural resources and wildlife habitat of our seaside paradise. Cambria’s stewardship travel program provides eco-minded travelers with ways to participate in and to contribute to the community’s conservation and preservation efforts while spending a few days enjoying our unique and beautiful coastal town. Visitors are invited to take an hour or two out of their trip to join in our local environmental efforts, learn about our history, and hopefully develop a deeper connection with our community.
November is a great time for eco-minded travelers to visit the Central Coast. With near perfect weather year-round, there’s no better place than Cambria to plan a winter retreat. In addition to our year-round roster of stewardship activities, we have a few special projects in November to give insight into the town’s history, while helping to keep our town beautiful and preserve our natural resources.
On November 1st from 1 – 3pm, the Beautify Cambria Association and Cambria Historical Society will co-sponsor “Squibbing Day”. This community clean-up project was named in honor of Paul and Louise Squibb who retired to Cambria in the 1950s and could often be seen picking up trash while out strolling through town, thus coining the term “squibbing.” Often people would join in and eventually it became an annual event. Channel the spirits of the Squibb’s and join in our efforts to keep Cambria beautiful. Just stop by the Cambria Historical Society Museum (located at 2251 Center Street) the day after Halloween any time between 1 and 3 pm to pick up your cleanup supplies. You’ll receive a special tote bag and “I Squibbed” button, and we’ll have cookies and lemonade on hand for all our helpers. For more information visit http://www.cambriachamber.org/nov.
Don’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving Dinner? Spend Thanksgiving in Cambria and join in the annual Thanksgiving Weekend Tree Planting at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Skip Black Friday madness and do your Christmas shopping in Cambria. Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast from one of Cambria’s acclaimed restaurants then beat the crowds and spend your Black Friday meandering through the shops and boutiques of Cambria’s East Village. On Saturday, stop by and lend a hand at Fiscalini’s annual tree restoration. Help plant, mulch and water hundreds of rare and endangered Monterey Pines to help replenish our dwindling native forest. Cambria is home to 2,500 of the remaining 15,000 acres of these majestic trees that once lined the coast of California from San Diego to north of San Francisco. Help us protect and preserve this lush forest that provides a habitat for countless species . For more information visit http://www.ffrpcambria.org/calendar.