Conserving Land Since 1978 The group that got its start protecting Antonelli Pond is making its mark on some of the region’s highest-profile conservation projects—including a mountain lion crossing on Highway 17, the Coastal Rail Trail and the incomparable San Vicente Redwoods.
The Folks Who Brought You Big Basin Specialists in preserving Santa Cruz Mountains redwoods, Sempervirens Fund is reassembling a Great Park from Silicon Valley to the Pacific Ocean. Join the effort now!
Spreading Ocean Love The brainchild of marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, the Blue Marbles Project promotes “random acts of ocean kindness” through a simple gesture: passing a blue marble to anyone who is ocean-minded, and helping the ocean in some small way.
Making Small Farms Stronger Small family farms are an integral part of a sustainable community. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is a Watsonville-based organization that strives to build shared values around agricultural practices and food. Partnerships between family farmers and their communities generate economic vitality and improved health—for both the environment and the humans who depend on the products of local farms.
Protectors of Giants The gray whale is the world’s oldest baleen whale alive today. Every year around October, these majestic creatures migrate south towards their birthing grounds in Mexico. They are often sighted passing through Monterey Bay.
Protecting California's Native Plants Heritage Active since 1965, the California Native Plant Society is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants.
Monitoring Watershed Health Since 1995, the Coastal Watershed Council has been on a mission to preserve our coastal watersheds. The CWC's annual Snapshot Day, held the first Saturday in May, mobilizes "citizen-scientists" from all over the Monterey Bay region to gather water samples from each watershed that drains into Monterey Bay.