Dear Members, Donors and Friends,

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

Celebrating Santa Lucia Day is a Scandinavian tradition that has also become popular in other parts of the world. It is a celebration on December 13 that is about bringing light into your home (and into the world!).

Many of you have brought light to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve this season by donating during our end-of-year giving campaign. Every donation and membership dollar you gave will support our mission to preserve the Reserve in 2023 and beyond.

If you have not yet had a chance, please consider including the Reserve in your end-of-year giving plans by making a donation or renewing your membership.

Thank you for your generosity,
-Your Torrey Pines Conservancy

A Look Back

At the Conservancy, 2022 got off to a great start. We were able to meet in person for our 72nd Annual Meeting. It was held outdoors on the terrace of the Martin Johnson House with a beautiful view of the ocean. It was wonderful to see so many familiar (and some new!) faces in person-and not just on a tiny screen!

During the spring, the Reserve benefited from needed rains. Beautiful wildflowers were in bloom, attracting many hikers and photographers. The TPC bird hiking group was fortunate to see (and hear!) a wide variety of migratory and resident birds.

The April Earth Day celebration was a big success. At many educational booths visitors learned about the unique flora and fauna of the Reserve. Hands-on activities were enjoyed by the little ones.

During the spring and summer TPC helped fund new water fillers – ust in time for the hotter summer months and high numbers of visitors.

We also held two author talks and a special bird conservation talk. A delightful harvest moon night hike concluded the member and donor program for 2022.

In October, three hundred supporters gathered at the upper Reserve to celebrate art, wine, music, and the unique beauty of the Reserve at the fourth Wine in the Pines fundraiser.

As the year is nearing an end, we are looking back– with gratitude–at meaningful connections and successful events with our members, donors, and friends. We are proud to know that the projects we funded in 2022 continue to improve and preserve the Reserve.

Herb Knufken
John Durant

Save the Date!

February 10, 2023: The La Jolla Historical Society is proud to present Rare Trees & Sacred Canyons: Torrey Pines – San Diego’s Symbol of Preservation, which chronicles notable events in the history of what is known today as Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. It brings to light lesser-known efforts to save North America’s rarest tree from extinction on the San Diego coast.

February 26, 2023, 2 pm – 5 pm: Torrey Pines Conservancy’s 73rd Annual Meeting at the Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

April 8, 10 am to 2 pm: 100th Anniversary celebration of the Lodge at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Herb Knufken

Ways to give this season

Give the gift that keeps on giving: Holiday Gift Membership for 2023

Shop at the Torrey Pines Conservancy gift store (for the nature lovers on your list!)

IRS Distributions–Ask Us

Planned Giving–Ask Us

Stock Donations–Ask Us

On your next hike, stop by the Torrey Pines visitor center and shop at the Museum Store. You will find lots of unique items and books for those on your list who have nearly everything.

If shopping on Amazon this holiday season, pick and pick “TPA”  as the organization you want to support.