Bean Creek Needs Your Help

The beautiful Bean Creek Preserve, located in Greeley Hill, is in the final implementation phase of a large-scale meadow restoration project that will heal the meadow saving critical water resources and habitat.

We need your help to finish the job! SFC has secured 95% of the grant funding needed to complete the project, but we still need to raise a final $30,000. The Graf-Pulvino Family Fund has generously offered to donate $15,000 if we can raise the other half. Help us raise $15,000 to meet our goal!

Your support will have a direct impact on restoring health to this critical meadow environment! Please consider what level of giving you might be able to contribute

The Bean Creek Preserve was gifted to SFC by Teri and Ken Pulvino in 2010. Thanks to the Pulvino family, this beautiful property will be protected forever.

The Bean Creek Preserve is a low elevation mountain meadow at approximately 3,000 ft. elevation. Bean Creek flows through the property, collecting at a small pond on the southern end. Bean Creek eventually flows into the North Fork of the Merced River, about 7 miles from the Preserve. The meadow offers a refuge for raptors, songbirds, and Great Gray Owls.

John Muir passed through the property in the mid 1800s on his walk to Yosemite Valley. The John Muir Geotourism Center highlights the Bean Creek Preserve as an important stop on Muir’s journey.

This preserve will protect the property’s open space meadow and forest in perpetuity.