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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Join the rest of Santa Cruz County in biking to work! This weekend, take advantage of the Open Streets to safely walk to Natural Bridges for the Welcome Back Monarchs Festival. Celebrate California native plants by purchasing some of your own at the Arboretum Fall Plant Sale.

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

A warm autumn sun shines on monarch butterflies overwintering at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz. Photo by Alpha Geek on Flickr.

Welcome Back Monarchs Day 2015

The monarch butterflies are back once again to overwinter at Natural Bridges State Beach, and their loyal fans have planned a party.

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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