Posted by: Stan Russell | April 4, 2022

State Park Activities April 7 – April 16

State Park Activities April 7 – April 16

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Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | April 2, 2022

B-SAGE Big Sur Community Event- Fire and Drought discussion

FREE Earth Month Community Event on Fire and Drought

Big Sur Advocates for a Green Environment (B-SAGE) is pleased to announce an upcoming collaborative event. It will be at the Big Sur Grange on Thursday, April 14th from 5 to 8 pm. The event is titled “Managing fuels in an extended fire season; Our landscape in a drought”. This sounds like a topic for a Big Sur Fire representative, right?

We are genuinely thrilled to announce that Big Sur Fire Captain Matt Harris will speak on this topic (incident permitting) at this event. We imagine that many people want to hear what Matt has to say on this subject. There will be time for questions as well. We invite others with knowledge to share to speak as well.

We are purposefully chasing collaboration with nonprofits, businesses and community members. We NEED many perspectives. Please come and bring your questions, comments and solutions! It feels like time to “partner up” so we can deal with a situation that looms so large here. If we are going to tackle this juggernaut, let’s do it together with shared food and drink. Bringing a potluck item to share is entirely optional. We ask that all beverages consumed on Grange premises be non-alcoholic.

Our thanks to the Big Sur Grange for hosting this event and providing a home for community resilience. If there are any questions or anything to help anyone feel welcome at this event, please email Jess Koning at winterkoning.

Jessica Koning & LaVerne McLeod, Co-Coordinators of B-SAGE & Stephanie Lee, Steering Committee Member,

A Local Area Group of Communities for a Sustainable Monterey County

Download B-Sage Event Flyer in Spanish and English HERE

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REPAIR WORK COMPLETE AT BIXBY BRIDGE
HIGHWAY 1 FULLY REOPENED
NO FRIDAY CLOSURE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Overnight work on the Bixby Bridge has been completed. Highway 1 is fully reopened. There will be no overnight closure of Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge this Friday night.

Overnight closures earlier this week were necessary for contracted maintenance crews to perform repairs and inspections on the bridge support for the safety of all travelers.

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REPAIR WORK AT BIXBY BRIDGE MAY EXTEND
TO CLOSE HIGHWAY 1 FRIDAY OVERNIGHT

MONTEREY COUNTY – Overnight work on the Bixby Bridge which was scheduled to end Friday April 1 at 6 am, may be extended in order to complete repair work on the bridge structure. Whether the extra night of work will be required will not be known until Friday morning when an update will be provided. In the event that Friday overnight work is needed, Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge would close from Friday April 1 at 11 pm to Saturday April 2 at 6 am.

The confirmed closures this week are as follows:

Wednesday March 30 ~ 10 pm to 6 am
Thursday March 31 ~ 10 pm to 6 am

On Friday morning April 1, an update will be provided as to whether an extra night of work is needed to complete repairs to the bridge structure. In the event that Friday overnight work is needed, the schedule for the closure of Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge would be as follows:

Friday April 1 ~ 11 pm to 6 am

Again, an update will be provided via press release and social media the morning of Friday April 1 as to whether or not the Friday overnight of work is needed.

Note: Due to the use of a large crane and other heavy equipment on the bridge during the closure, the roadway would take at least 30 minutes to reopen for emergency vehicles.

Caltrans is working closely with the California Highway Patrol to coordinate traffic control and emergency response during closure hours.

In case of an emergency requiring travel across the Bixby Bridge during the hours of the closures, residents and all travelers are advised to call 911

There is no detour for this closure and traffic control will direct motorists to return along Highway 1 in the direction from which they came.

Message and directional signs will alert motorists in advance of the closure area.

These closures are necessary for contracted maintenance crews to perform repairs and inspections on the bridge support for the safety of all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 AT BIXBY BRIDGE TO CLOSE TONIGHT MONDAY MARCH 28
FIRST OF FOUR OVERNIGHT CLOSURES THIS WEEK

MONTEREY COUNTY – Starting tonight, Monday March 28, Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge (PM 59.5) will close in both directions from 10 pm to 6 am. This is the first of four consecutive overnight closures of Highway 1 that will take place this week.

During the closure hours, a specialized crane and other heavy machinery will lower crews in a basket down to the bridge structure to effect repairs and conduct inspections.

The hours of the overnight closures will be from 10 pm to 6:00 am.

Highway 1 at Bixby Bridge will be closed:

Monday March 28 10 pm to 6 am
Tuesday March 29 10 pm to 6 am
Wednesday March 30 10 pm to 6 am
Thursday March 31 10 pm to 6 am

This schedule is weather dependent as rain or wind may affect the use of specialized equipment.

Note: Due to the use of a large crane and other heavy equipment on the bridge during the closure, the roadway would take at least 30 minutes to reopen for emergency vehicles.

Caltrans is working closely with the California Highway Patrol to coordinate traffic control and emergency response during closure hours.

In case of an emergency requiring travel across the Bixby Bridge during the hours of the closures, residents and all travelers are advised to call 911

There is no detour for this closure and traffic control will direct motorists to return along Highway 1 in the direction from which they came.

Message and directional signs will alert motorists in advance of the closure area.

These closures are necessary for contracted maintenance crews to perform repairs and inspections on the bridge support for the safety of all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 AT BIXBY BRIDGE TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT
FOR FOUR NIGHTS BEGINNING MONDAY MARCH 28

MONTEREY COUNTY – Maintenance work on the Bixby Bridge (PM 59.5) will result in full overnight closures of Highway 1 at Bixby Bridge for four nights beginning Monday March 28. This is a continuation of work initiated last July to effect repairs to the concrete on the bridge structure.

This work is scheduled at night to minimize disruptions to travelers on the complete run of the Big Sur coast. The best way to reduce any element of surprise is to rebroadcast information about these overnight closures of Hwy. 1 with everyone within your circle of concern. Thank you in advance for your shares.

The hours of the overnight closures will be from 10 pm to 6:00 am.

Highway 1 at BIXBY BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED: 

Monday March 28 10 pm to 6 am
Tuesday March 29 10 pm to 6 am
Wednesday March 30 10 pm to 6 am
Thursday March 31 10 pm to 6 am

This schedule is weather dependent as rain or wind may affect the use of specialized equipment.

Note: Due to the use of a large crane and other heavy equipment on the bridge during the closure, the roadway would take at least 30 minutes to reopen for emergency vehicles.

Caltrans is working closely with the California Highway Patrol to coordinate traffic control and emergency response during closure hours.

In case of an emergency requiring travel across the Bixby Bridge during the hours of the closures, residents and all travelers are advised to call 911

There is no detour for this closure and traffic control will direct motorists to return along Highway 1 in the direction from which they came.

Message and directional signs will alert motorists in advance of the closure area.

These closures are necessary for contracted maintenance crews to perform repairs and inspections on the bridge support for the safety of all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | March 18, 2022

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Upcoming Activities

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Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 AT BIXBY BRIDGE TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT FOR FOUR NIGHTS BEGINNING MONDAY MARCH 28

MONTEREY COUNTY – Maintenance work on the Bixby Bridge (PM 59.5) will result in full overnight closures of Highway 1 at Bixby Bridge for four nights beginning Monday March 28. This is a continuation of work initiated last July to effect repairs to the concrete on the bridge structure.

The hours of the overnight closures will be from 10 pm to 6:00 am.

Highway 1 at Bixby Bridge will be closed:

Monday March 28 10 pm to 6 am
Tuesday March 29 10 pm to 6 am
Wednesday March 30 10 pm to 6 am
Thursday March 31 10 pm to 6 am

This schedule is weather dependent as rain or wind may affect the use of specialized equipment.

Note: Due to the use of a large crane and other heavy equipment on the bridge during the closure, the roadway would take at least 30 minutes to reopen for emergency vehicles.

Caltrans is working closely with the California Highway Patrol to coordinate traffic control and emergency response during closure hours.

In case of an emergency requiring travel across the Bixby Bridge during the hours of the closures, residents and all travelers are advised to call 911.

There is no detour for this closure and traffic control will direct motorists to return along Highway 1 in the direction from which they came.

Message and directional signs will alert motorists in advance of the closure area.

These closures are necessary for contracted maintenance crews to perform repairs and inspections on the bridge support for the safety of all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 25, 2022

Big Sur Land Trust’s Race for Open Space

Big Sur Land Trust’s Race for Open Space

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Big Sur Land Trust’s 2022 Race for Open Space is a hybrid event taking place over the month of April. Dedicated to fostering an appreciation of natural spaces in Monterey County, the Race for Open Space celebrates the health benefits of time spent in nature while providing an outlet for runners and walkers of all ages to find wonder among Monterey County’s iconic landscapes.

During this year’s Race for Open Space, Big Sur Land Trust encourages you to lace up your shoes, step outside, and find your wonder no matter where you live. People can race designated trail courses and/or join the challenge to collectively walk, hike, and run.

Participants are invited to “DIY” their own experience by logging miles on their own, reserving a date to access Big Sur Land Trust properties, and/or selecting a time to experience one of two Adventure Courses on lands closed to the general public. Access to these lands for the Race for Open Space is made possible through the partnership of Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State Parks, the Santa Lucia Preserve, and the Santa Lucia Conservancy.

-Virtual: Run Anywhere
-Big Sur Land Trust properties: Mitteldorf Preserve, Glen Deven Ranch, Marks Ranch
-Adventure Courses: Palo Corona to San Jose Creek Trail, Palo Corona to Mitteldorf Preserve, Mitteldorf Preserve to Palo Corona
-Guided Hikes: Arroyo Seco, Mitteldorf Preserve to Joshua Creek

-$35 initial registration, $15 for each additional event
-Youth Discount for ages 12 and under -Adventure Courses priced separately at $75 each -Guided Hikes priced separately at $65 and $100, respectively
Ashley Gora Owens, Race Director agora

Run Sign-up at this link:
http://qrco.de/BSLT_ROS

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 25, 2022

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Activities

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Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

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