The Impact You MakeWith your help, we connect people with the San Lorenzo every day - from thousands of youth Watershed Rangers to hundreds of volunteers who visit, learn about, and protect the river for the plants and animals who depend on it. Donate
The Coastal Watershed Council is transforming the lower San Lorenzo River into a community destination by inspiring people to explore, enhance and protect this critical natural resource.
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CWC is delighted to collaborate with the Watershed Stewards Program, a partnership between the California Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps. In October, Watershed Stewards Corpsmember Zola Nesbitt joined our team to help improve watershed health along the San Lorenzo...
Contributing Author By Layla Khaled Nasser, CWC Intern During the summer of 2023, I had the wonderful opportunity and honor to participate in the Coastal Watershed Council’s River Ecology...
I’m filled with so much gratitude as I reflect in this video on what CWC has achieved for the San Lorenzo River this year – gratitude for our amazing (and growing!) team, for our valued partners in our work, and for YOU, our...
How We Do It
People rely on and impact the San Lorenzo River every day. That’s why CWC’s programs and partnerships bring you to discover your river, learn something new and inspire you to act. CWC’s dualistic approach of healthy watersheds, thriving communities brings fun, education, recreation and innovation to Santa Cruzans every day and creates value for your community.
Improving Water Quality
Conducting Community Science
Increasing Access and Safety
Increasing Positive Activity
Building Community Capacity
Your Donation Makes a Big Difference
Every dollar you give, drives action for cleaner water and healthier habitat and helps CWC reach thousands of river champions of all ages. By donating, you join a growing group of people committed to transforming the San Lorenzo River into a community destination by inspiring people to explore and protect it. It’s easy to donate online today.
You Have a Role To Play
Volunteer today and use your time, skills, energy and ideas to drive change for the San Lorenzo River and the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, the urban park that lines its banks. There’s a role for everyone – including you. How will you join the movement?