Sempervirens Fund

Castle Rock Visitor Center Gets Green Light

Reed Holderman of Sempervirens Fund displays an artist's rendering of the new Castle Rock entryway. Mike Kahn photo.

The Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Sempervirens Fund's proposal for a new LEED-certified visitors center for Castle Rock State Park.

Castle Rock Visitor Center: A Welcome Development

The plan to spruce up Castle Rock State Park and attract more visitors, proposed by Sempervirens Fund, reflects new ideas about access.

Santa Cruz B-Ball Star Joins Sempervirens Board

Austin Swift, Santa Cruz High graduate-turned-Google recruiter, is joining the board of Sempervirens Fund.

Santa Cruz native and Google recruiter Aaron Swift joins the board of the state's oldest conservation organization.

The Great Park

The San Vicente Redwoods lies in the heart of the Great Park. Photo by Karl Kroeber.

The Great Park is Sempervirens Fund’s bid to achieve its ultimate goal to preserve a fully functioning redwood ecosystem in perpetuity.

Hike The Great Park: Ocean View Summit

The view from Ocean View Summit is very similar to this one from McCrary Ridge: forested ridges leading to the sparkling Pacific. Photo by Miguel Vieira on Wikimedia Commons.

This Big Basin hike offers a stunning summit-to-sea perspective on the Great Park, a 200-square-mile swath of Santa Cruz Mountain redwood forest.

Keeley to Head Sempervirens Fund

Fred Keeley took the helm of the Sempervirens Fund board on July 1. Photo courtesy Sempervirens Fund.

Longtime political leader aims to complete The Great Park during his tenure as board president.

Sempervirens Fund

Castle Rock State Park, designated in 1968, forms a vital piece of the Great Park envisioned by Sempervirens Fund. Photo by Phillippe Cohen.

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!

Meet The San Vicente Redwoods

The San Vicente Creek watershed provides critical habitat for coho salmon, rainbow trout and a variety of birds, as well as providing essential drinking water for the town of Davenport. Photo by Karl Kroeber.

Hallelujah! The Cemex property north of Santa Cruz has a new name.

Ten Reasons to Save The Redwoods Today. No, Really. Today.

Share some greenbacks with Big Green. Photo of the Advocate Tree in Forest of Nisene Marks State Park by Hilltromper.

Sempervirens Fund is holding a one-day fundraising drive to save the redwood forest. Here are 10 reasons to join the effort.

A Revamp for Castle Rock

Plans for the new entrance area at Castle Rock State Park. It lies 800 feet northwest of the current park entrance. B

Hearings are set to begin on plans to spruce up a beloved Santa Cruz Mountains park once slated for closure.