Here are the latest events with Gaviota Coast Conservancy; please join us 

  • Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM · $175.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Santa Barbara Train Station in Santa Barbara, CA

    Gaviota Train

    All Aboard the Overland Trail!

     A Scenic Vintage Railcar Excursion

    to Benefit Gaviota Coast Conservancy 





    Join Gaviota Coast Conservancy board members for a Fiesta escapade to the hidden Gaviota Coast

    The Gaviota Coast is a rare jewel; view its secret sparkle from the comfort of superbly-restored vintage railcars. Spend a day with the leadership of Gaviota Coast Conservancy in comfort on a private railcar. We'll get you past the gate at Hollister Ranch, get to view Point Conception and see the launch facilities at Vandenberg AFB, before passing through the beautiful Edna Valley. On top of that, there will be a delicious picnic lunch and fine local wines.

    Point Conception is the “elbow” of the Gaviota Coast. It marks the beginning of the warmer Pacific Ocean and the end of its colder northern current. It is also the terrestrial divide of Central and Southern California. The Gaviota Coast is the meeting place of these two major marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Over 1400 terrestrial plants and animals live here. The ocean of the Santa Barbara channel is enriched by the meeting of northern and southern currents. Called "the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere", the place is special beyond compare.

    Join board members and docents of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy on this vintage railcar excursion

    departing 8/5/17, from Santa Barbara Train Depot, at 10:22 am (check-in 10 am)

    returning 4:32 pm

    with a stop to walk in San Luis Obispo (barring delays)

    Sponsor tickets are $250 and give you first choice seating on the way to SLO. A significant portion of the ticket price is deductible as a charitable contribution. Lunch and wine are included, as well as Sponsor recognition on the GCC website, annual GCC membership benefits, a set of Gaviota Coast cards by photographer Reeve Woolpert, and a Gaviota Coast Conservancy stainless pint cup.

    General tickets are $175, and include lunch and wine, with an annual GCC membership.

    Call Janet Koed at 805-683-6631 for more information and to make a reservation by phone, or purchase below. Get seats before they're gone! Seating is limited. Guests traveling with a friend can make reservations together or separately. Seating is general, and not reserved. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. They can be sold, however, or given to another person. 

    Thank you for supporting our work to preserve the Gaviota Coast!