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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Help ID turtle doves and such for the Christmas Bird Count, pitch in with Adventure Sports Journal to build the Flow Trail, take a Nutcracker-accompanied tour of the redwoods and go see those butterflies!

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

Coming Storm: A River in the Sky

The storm about to slam into Santa Cruz apparently is an “Atmospheric River,” and apparently an ”Atmospheric River” is a thing—there’s even an acronym widely used in meteorological circles.

Gear Review

O’Neill Psycho 3

TechnoButter 2 sounds like something you might get covered in at a rave. It’s not.


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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