Dear Members, Donors and Friends,

Wherever you plan to celebrate this Thanksgiving, know we are thankful that you are part of our Torrey Pines Conservancy community.

Recently, great white sharks made the headlines in San Diego again. At Torrey Pines State Beach, a great white washed ashore.

In other news, TPC funded the replacement of bluff collapse signs that had been vandalized.

We’ve included plenty of holiday gift ideas for you in this newsletter (for all the nature and bird lovers on your list!)

Finally, we’ve launched our annual end-of-year campaign and we’re asking for your support. A huge thank you to those who have already sent a gift to the Reserve and crossed end-of-year giving off their list. We truly appreciate your generosity!

On this day of giving thanks for our many blessings – whether you are gathering at the dinner table with friends or family near or far–remember that we are eternally grateful for the beauty of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve–and for you!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
-Your TPC

PS: The title photo was taken by Jesus “Chuy” Salinas Rodriguez, State Park Peace Officer (Ranger) at Torrey Pines State Beach in September 2022.

Washed Ashore

In late October, a great white shark washed ashore at Torrey Pines State Beach. The shark’s wounds were assessed, and it was concluded that the shark was killed by fishermen. Her mouth was badly injured by hooks and metal leaders and her tail had also been gaffed and roped. The shark was brought up to the Reserve and Docents educated the public about the shark population and conservation.


Sign installation

Three bluff collapse signs were installed recently to replace signs that had been vandalized. The signs are an important reminder to stay away from the bottom of the cliffs. As we have seen over the past years, rock slides and cliff collapse occur with frequency. It’s recommended to time beach walks a minimum of 2-3 hours before or after high tides, when there is more sand available between the cliffs and the waves.

Don't be a cliffhanger!

Why wait until the last minute to find gifts for friends and family when the perfect present awaits? That is a beautiful, all-color first edition of Along Torrey Pines Trails.

Published this year by Torrey Pines Conservancy and created by a team of Docent Society editors, this book is a delightful way to gain a deep and lasting knowledge of the Reserve. Along Torrey Pines Trails is an ideal gift for anyone from those who know the Reserve well to those who are planning their first visit.
Now available for purchase in our on-line store or at the Lodge gift shop. $40.

Shop Now
Herb Knufken

Ways to give this season

Support TPC on Giving Tuesday 2022 — November 29

Give the gift that keeps on giving: Holiday Gift Membership 2022

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

IRS Distributions–Ask Us

Planned Giving–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 everything.

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