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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with sand sculpture contests and nautical parades at the Begonia Festival, a bird walk along the San Lorenzo River, an exploration of the ancient redwoods of Henry Cowell and a Big Basin discovery hike.

Parks & Rec

Seacliff State Beach in Santa Cruz County. Eugene Zelenko photo.

Go Play Outside!

Seacliff State Beach is one of the cleanest in Santa Cruz County. When was the last time you were there? Click here to explore more beautiful Santa Cruz beaches and parks. Photo by Eugene Zelenko.

Eco News / Tromp Blog

Humpback whales are crowding close to shore this summer in search of food.  Photo courtesy Surfrider Foundation/Amber Jones.

The Summer of Crazy

Whales. Dead fish. Green beaches. WTF, Monterey Bay?

Gear Review

Switch Technology is built around an eccentric cam riding on sealed bearings.

The Yeti SB75 at Bicycle Trip

Climb fast, descend real fast, thanks to Switch Technology.


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 and Green Biz listings to learn more.
Photo courtesy O'Neill Sea Odyssey.

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