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CWC's Watershed Rangers environmental education program helps youth find the power of their voice, not someday but TODAY - and they could be changed forever because of your generosity right now.
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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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Gratitude for a Great Year

Gratitude for a Great Year

At CWC, we're so grateful for all of the volunteers, supporters, program partners and participants and community members that have made this year great. Your generosity, energy, and support make good things happen every day at the Coastal Watershed Council. Check out...

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Watershed Rangers Impact Beyond the Environment

Watershed Rangers Impact Beyond the Environment

CWC’s Watershed Rangers afterschool program engages students to learn about and take action to help the San Lorenzo River. And it is more than that. A key aspect of the program is the impact it has on youth beyond what they learn about the environment. With a focus on...

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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

Enhancing Habitat

Empowering Youth

Conducting Community Science

Increasing Access and Safety

Increasing Positive Activity

Building Community Capacity

Sustaining Flows


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?