2006: The Friends of the Carrizo Plain collaborated with the San Luis Outdoor Painters Enterprise (now the San Luis Obispo Painters for the Environment, SLOPE) to host an art show and sale at the historic Santa Margarita Assistencia at the Santa Margarita Ranch. Over five hundred people attended the event.

2009: The Friends of the Carrizo Plain was awarded a Grant from the National Conservation System Foundation (now the Conservation Lands Foundation) to secure professional accounting services and an audit for the organization.

2012: The Friends of the Carrizo Plain was awarded a Grant from the Conservation Lands Foundation to support the preparation and presentation of Educational Teaching Modules on Carrizo Plain Resources by middle-school students of the California Virtual Academy.