Trees to Seas Camp
Trees to Seas is a week long summer camp that CWC runs with the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz. Campers traverse the entire watershed beginning high in the mountains, walking through giant redwood groves searching for signs of the little rivulets that are the beginnings of the San Lorenzo and Pajaro rivers.
Along the journey to the coast, animals and plants that depend on healthy streams and rivers are studied: steelhead, Pacific chorus frogs, newts, caddis flies, damsel flies, coast live oaks, madrone trees, and sticky monkey flower, to name a few.
Finally, campers look at storm drains and the connection between urban runoff and the plants and animals in our creeks and streams. Besides having lots of fun, the ultimate goal is to motivate them to influence their families about the proper use of fertilizers, cleansers, oil, and other household chemicals.
The Trees To Sea Explorers Camp is funded by a grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation as well as support from individuals like you. If you like what we’re doing, please donate today!