Eco News

National Monument One Big Step Closer

Sen. Boxer's bill would make the Coast Dairies property part of a monument that extends the length of the California coast. Ian Bornarth photo.

Sen. Boxer's proposal to include Coast Dairies in the California Coastal National Monument completes a story begun in 2000 by Bill Clinton.

Tribe Returns to Land Near Ano Nuevo

Amah Mutsun youths tend patches of angelica, a medicinal plant. Courtesy 'Open Road.'

The Quiroste Valley is once again under the care of native Californians. On Aug. 9, 'Open Road with Doug McConnell' explores how the Amah Mutsun are reviving their traditions with support from Sempervirens Fund and State Parks.

Castro Adobe Receives Grant

Santa Cruz County's only two-story adobe house.

The Adobe has just received a generous $100k grant! What are they gonna do next?

The Deep Turquoise Sea

The view from West Cliff Drive. Photo by Traci Hukill.

Support local art! Marine organisms paint a new blue for Santa Cruz seas

Monument to Honor Native Californians

View from the proposed Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument. Photo by Ian Bornarth.

Supervisors approve proposed ‘Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument.’

The Coolest Classroom Ever

Celia Lara of O'Neill Sea Odyssey gives fifth graders from Watsonville's Ann Soldo Elementary School  an orientation on the O'Neill Catamaran's mesh deck.

O’Neill Sea Odyssey has brought 80,000 students out onto Monterey Bay to learn about the ocean and how to protect it.

Light(rail) Speed Ahead

Having trouble picturing it? This helps. Image courtesy Friends of the Rail & Trail.

The Coastal Rail Trail will allow biking, walking and wheelchair access from one end of Santa Cruz County to the other—and forever change local transportation.

Mylo Jenkins at The Mission Adobe

The members of Mylo Jenkins loitering around the Mission Adobe. Dan Kocher is second from right. Will he make personal history Saturday night? We'll have to see!   Photo courtesy Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

Dan Kocher of the Americana band Mylo Jenkins talks about the Mission Adobe, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and why so much is riding on Saturday night's concert.

Christopher McDougall: From Barefoot Running to Heroic Play

In Natural Born Heroes, barefoot running evangelist Christopher McDougall looks to Cretan Resistance fighters in World War II for clues to a very different approach to fitness.

Lions And TIGER Affairs, Oh My!

Think federal grants can't be sexy? The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County knows they can.

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