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This Week in Santa Cruz County

The holidays are here! Stay happy and healthy with lots of nature. Take a dog-friendly Thanksgiving morning hike at Big Basin, #OptOutside on Black Friday, catch Surfin' Santa in Capitola and watch the ultimate Big Sur wildlife movie.

Cotoni-Coast Dairies

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

Black Friday is so pre-2015. This Nov. 27, go outside! Photo courtesy Save The Redwoods.

Get Outside on Black Friday!

On Friday, Nov. 27, Hilltromper's leading a hike at Henry Cowell and Save The Redwoods League will pay your entrance fee to a redwood state park near you. #OptOutside!

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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