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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Weigh in on the Santa Cruz Parks Master Plan, treat the tykes to the Boardwalk Family Fun Overnight, plant wild roses and rye at Arana Gulch Planting Day and learn basic survival skills at Big Basin.

Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument
Sempervirens Fund - Protect-Connect-Enjoy

Parks & Rec

Go Play Outside!

Moore Creek Preserve has few people and big views. Explore more beautiful Santa Cruz beaches and parks.

Eco News / Tromp Blog

A sea star photographed just off the coast of Asilomar State Beach. USGS photo.

Surfing The Seafloor

USGS video and photographs of the seabed along the California coast are now available on a public portal.

Sempervirens Fund - Protect-Connect-Enjoy

Gear Review

Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack

Dehydration is one way to ruin your day.


Smiling little girl on a boat, wearing a life jacket

Get Involved

Santa Cruz is bursting with organizations working for ecological causes and businesses striving to do the right thing. Take a look at our Green Org listings to learn more.
Photo courtesy O'Neill Sea Odyssey.

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