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Outdoor Events Calendar

This Week in Santa Cruz County

Celebrate freedom from British oppression and pool entrance fees with Free Swim Day at Simpkins, watch The Breakfast Club on the beach, go birding at Moore Creek and play First Sunday games at San Lorenzo Park.

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

Jackson Masters watches the solstice sun rise through the Avenue of the Sun.

Summer Solstice at a California Stonehenge

A journey to the Avenue of the Sun, and evidence that the great oak forests of California are largely the product of thousands of years of Ohlone tree husbandry.

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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