Eco News

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.

The Budding Naturalist As Guide

Kelly McCandless, 15, signs copies of her field guide to the Arboretum on Sunday, May 17.

First-time author Kelly McCandless isn't like most 15-year-olds.

State Park Nonprofits Hope To Dust Bust Fire Road

Fire road at Nisene Marks State Park. Photo courtesy Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

Efforts are underway to raise funds for bringing Dust Off to Nisene Marks State Park for the second time.

Bike Week 2015: Celebrating Bike Culture

Bike Party, a popular Bike Week event, takes place on Friday, May 8. This year's theme is 'Prom.'.

From May 1 to May 8, Santa Cruz County celebrates bike culture with all-new events and discounts at local restaurants. Biking enthusiasts will have chances to win an electric bike and help clean up part of the rail trail.

Supes to Vote on Coast Dairies National Monument

On April 21 the Santa Cruz County Supervisors consider a resolution in support of designating the Coast Dairies property a national monument. Photo courtesy Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Campaign.

The idea of turning 5,800-plus acres on Santa Cruz’s North Coast into a national monument has captured the imagination of many locals from the moment the school-kids sang “This Land Is Your Land” during the monument campaign kickoff.