The Mystery of the Gaviota Coast Revealed
A Vintage Train Ride to Benefit Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition
Aerial Photo of the enchanting Gaviota Coast by Bill Dewey
The Gaviota Coast is a rare jewel; see its hidden sparkle from the comfort of superbly-restored vintage railcars. Spend an afternoon with docents from the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, and we will 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.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Join the docents of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy on this vintage railcar excursion
departing Santa Barbara 10:22 am (check-in 10am)
returning 4:32 pm
and stopping to walk in San Luis Obispo (barring delays)
Sponsor tickets are $350 and give you first choice seating on the way to SLO, plus a gift from our friends at Patagonia. General seating tickets are $195. A significant portion of the ticket price will be deductible as a charitable contribution. A total of 44 seats are available. Call Janet Koed at 805-683-6631 for more information and to make a reservation by phone, or purchase below.
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! ALL ABOARD!
209 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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