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People Who Made The Nat: The Original Tree Huggers

Way back in the 1800s, a small but dedicated group of members from the San Diego Society of Natural History worked to preserve the Torrey pine, unique to our area. 

Their devoted effort continued for decades and is one of the main reasons why Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve exists today as one of the gems of San Diego—you could say they were the original tree huggers.  

When a group of people work together for the love of nature, they can do amazing things. It’s what people at The Nat have done for nearly 150 years. It’s why we’re here. We’re here for nature. 

You can experience Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve—or any of our region’s amazing parks and trails—with a free guided hike alongside our Canyoneer naturalists.  

The story of The Nat is the story of regular people doing special things. People who love nature and want to enjoy it and protect it for others. They made us who we are today. And today, big things are happening as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. We’re here for nature. And we’re here because of people like you, who love it as much as we do. Learn how to be part of the biggest year in our history. 

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