Save Cuesta Inlet Benefit Raises $19,000

Written by Estero Bay News

April 7, 2023

More than 275 people turned out for a benefit that raised more than $19,000 to help purchase a treasured piece of property in Los Osos 

The Mother Corn Shuckers band put on a benefit concert for Save Cuesta Inlet at the South Bay Community Center on April 1. The non-profit organization formed to purchase the 13 acres at the corner of Binscarth and Doris Avenues. The property is privately owned but has been used as public property for years. The land is for sale now, and the group’s goal is to buy the property and turn it over to an entity to maintain it as is. 

“The idea is to keep the area available for kayaking, bird watching, dog walking, and hanging out. It is an integral part of our Los Osos community,” said Margarete Schmidt with Save Cuesta Inlet. 

The evening included great music from the Mother Corn Shuckers, some shucking dance moves, and pizza from Brightside Pizza in Los Osos. There was a raffle to win a foldable Tucktec kayak won by Cynthia McCabe. The rumor is the kayak had its maiden voyage on Sunday! Many enjoyed beer, wine, and soft drinks while donning the Save Cuesta Inlet merchandise designed by Liz Hale. 

“Most importantly, the event raised money to purchase the land and awareness of the importance of keeping this parcel of land available for public access,” Schmidt said.  

Readers who want to donate, pledge financial support to the cause or volunteer, can follow the organizations on Facebook at Save Cuesta Inlet or go to 

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