These signs plus a duplicate trailhead sign were just installed along Santa Rosa Creek (west trail) on the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria, on California’s central coast. The first two are 36″ x 24″ and the trailhead signs are 24″ x 48″.
You can reach the trail from Highway 1. The trailhead is at the bottom of the hill where Santa Rosa Creek crosses under Highway 1, on the west side between the Burton Drive and Main Street turnoffs. You’ll see a turnout with an old steel gate where you can park.
The Land Conservancy has been working in the area with help from the California Conservation Corps to restore the health of the creek. They have planted native species and built catchments that prevent erosion, as well as creating a walking trail graced with benches and now, our signs.
Waterways are impacted by sediment from overgrazing, agricultural chemicals, and runoff from the streets with its toxic mix of rubber, oil, soap, and yard chemicals. This brew kills steelhead eggs and other aquatic life, though happily, Santa Rosa Creek is clean enough to support breeding steelhead.