Riverwalk Engagement Plan

Learn how the City of Santa Cruz and CWC
are working together for a safe, vibrant Riverwalk

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We all live in a watershed.

And what we do on land affects the health of waterways and the Monterey Bay. Learn more about watersheds, what’s affecting them and what you can do to help.

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways that you can help create healthy watersheds connected to vibrant communities here in Santa Cruz County.

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River Health

CWC leads the Water Quality Working Group of the San Lorenzo River Alliance to reduce and eliminate pathogens in the San Lorenzo River.

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The Coastal Watershed Council works to reconnect healthy watersheds to vibrant communities. Learn more about our work for the San Lorenzo River.

Recent News and Upcoming Events

A More Walkable, Bikable Riverwalk

By Piet Canin, VP of Transportation, Ecology Action The San Lorenzo River train trestle is an important gateway for those walking and biking to a variety of popular destinations. The trestle connects the beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, downtown and the west side to...

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State of the Region 2016

On December 1, 2016 the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership hosted the 2nd Annual State of the Region conference in Seaside, CA. This regional event attracted hundreds of community leaders from throughout the Monterey Bay region to explore and showcase the elements that...

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Your donation makes a big difference

Because of supporters like you, we are making incredible strides toward making the San Lorenzo River a vibrant, healthy and nourishing community space in the heart of Santa Cruz. Every dollar you give, gets us cleaner water, healthier habitat and a more engaged community around this important freshwater resource. It’s easy to donate online today!


Join Us

There’s a role for everyone to play in preserving and protecting coastal watersheds. Join your friend and neighbors and volunteer today. Everyone can make a difference – including you!