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El Moro Elfin Forest Volunteer Days

Elfin Forest
Los Osos, CA 93402

Phone: (805) 528-0392

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What: El Moro Elfin Forest Restoration & Stewardship Days
When: Monthly, on the 1st Saturday
Reservation Needed: Yes, contact the Small Wilderness Area Preservation at (805) 528-0392 or to make arrangements. Thank you.

The El Moro Elfin Forest in Los Osos, adjacent to the Morro Bay Estuary, is a 90-acre natural area belonging to San Luis Obispo County Parks and California State Parks. Its plant communities include coastal brackish marsh, riparian woodland fringe, pygmy oak woodland, maritime chaparral, coastal dune scrub, and oak and manzanita complex. The Elfin Forest supports more than 200 species of plants, as well as 110 kinds of birds, 22 species of mammals, and 13 species of reptiles and amphibians. It is home to rare plants, butterflies, snails and birds. Chumash middens occur throughout the park.

The first Saturday of each month is a volunteer work party day at the Elfin Forest. Join the members of the Los Osos/Morro Bay chapter of SWAP (Small Wilderness Area Preservation) in their efforts to preserve the ecologically diverse area.

The Elfin Forest is open to the public from 6am to 10pm daily. It offers great handicap accessible boardwalks via 16th Street.

Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
This activity selection includes:

*A hands-on stewardship/caring activity
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Small Wilderness Area Preservation
(Most non-profit organizations have donation pages. For those that don't, please contact their office directly by clicking the "donation opportunity" link above. Thank you!)

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Features & Amenities

  • Free Things To Do
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities