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Youth Art Show and Fundraiser for LCSLO

“Wonders of the Oak Woodlands”

Oct 1st – Nov 29th

The “Wonders of the Woodlands (WOW) Youth Art Show” is open to kindergarten through 12th grade students residing in San Luis Obispo County –including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program.

The goal of the WOW art show is to encourage and inspire youth to creatively showcase animal and plant diversity found within SLO County’s oak woodland habitats, while spotlighting the amazing talents of youth artists and providing a space for young people to express the importance of oak habitat conservation through visual art.

The Guidelines: Student artwork must depict an animal or plant native to SLO County oak woodlands or grasslands. A Committee of volunteers will make the selections of prize winners and announce award recipients in early November (details TBD).

About Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

Together We Save Special Places

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County works cooperatively with both landowners and government agencies to find positive, mutually beneficial solutions. Our goal is to help prevent poorly planned development, protect drinking water sources, restore wildlife habitat and promote family farmlands and ranches.

Since 1984, we have permanently conserved over 24,000 acres of land in San Luis Obispo County. With your support, we’ll ensure that San Luis Obispo County has wild natural areas, productive family farms and ranches, clean fresh water, and stunning landscapes forever.

Our Mission

We conserve and care for the diverse wildlands, farms, and ranches of the Central Coast. We connect people to the land and to each other.

Our Vision

We envision a San Luis Obispo County that is composed of distinct communities surrounded by productive farms and ranches, beautiful scenery, and accessible natural areas. Clean water and local food nourish our population, wildlife thrives, and we celebrate our diverse heritages. Every generation is connected to the land, and people embrace conservation as vital to a healthy, vibrant future.

Accomplishing Our Mission

We use a comprehensive approach to conservation to forever ensure the protection of special places in our community, both for us and for future generations.

  • Conserve: Land acquisition, easements, planning & studies
  • Care: Restoration, stewardship, monitoring
  • Connect: Community education, events, volunteering

Through strategic partnerships, we gather resources to buy historic & scenic lands, critical habitats, and cultural enclaves. We also work with private landowners to conserve their land and heritage while keeping it in family ownership. Another focus is repairing broken landscapes and healing streams & wetlands that are struggling under years of abuse. Through it all, we provide opportunities that bond people to the heritage, wonder and bounty of our vital lands.

Who We Are

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is a local non-profit organization that has served our county for 30 years. We are dedicated people working together as staff and volunteers to set aside local lands for wildlife, recreation farming, and ranching.