Eco News

Ten Reasons to Love The Castro Adobe

The two-story Castro Adobe is considered a stellar example of Monterey Colonial architecture.

It's our newest park, and it's rad.

Friends of SC State Parks Honored

State Parks Sector Superintendent Kirk Lingenfelter, Bonny Hawley and State Parks Director Jackson.

The Dewitt Award for Partnership, bestowed by the director of California State Parks, honors commitment "above and beyond the call of duty" in accomplishing the department's mission.

Video: Redwood Sapling Goes to Space

Yes, that's a young redwood tree in a plastic bottle. In space. (A screenshot from the first GoPro video of a sequoia sempervirens in the Mesosphere.)

A Santa Cruz redwood's unlikely 50-mile journey into the earth's atmosphere.

Stoked on Nature

Wilderness survival instructor Jack Harrison coaxes a flame from a ball of tinder during an Adventure Out class in early April.

Wilderness survival instructor Jack Harrison teaches connection with the earth and humankind's ancient ways.

The Save The Whales App

A container ship passes close to a whale. NOAA photo.

The new Spotter Pro app turns iPhones into instruments of cetacean protection.

At Last, Coast Dairies Transferred to BLM

The BLM has designated the Coast Dairies property as a Special Recreation Management Area, the same designation the agency gave to Fort Ord and the Panoche Hills.

Recreationistas rejoice: the public could be taking its first ramble on the Coast Dairies public land as soon as January 2015.

Wheel World

Sea Otter Classic: Fun for all on the lands of Fort Ord April 10-13. Photo by Sean Cope.

The Sea Otter Classic kicks off four days of serious cycling festivalizing.

Women on Waves Honors Zeuf

Mel McNair at WOW in 2013.

The women's surf contest, coming to Capitola on April 12, pays tribute to the late beloved Pleasure Point surfer Zeuf Hesson.

Win A Chance to Go Birding with Sibley

To be entered in the drawing to see who gets to go, buy a copy of the brand new second edition of 'The Sibley Guide to Birds' at Bookshop Santa Cruz by the end of the day on April 1.

Sugar Showdown at BikeFest

Ready to rock the women's Sugar Showdown in 2013 at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival are (l-r) Katelyn Praly, Kat Sweet, Tammy Donahugh and Lindsay Beth Currier of Shine Riders Co.

Great jumpin' jennies! It's a women's air clinic at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival!