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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How did CWC celebrate wrapping up an amazing summer of education programs along the San Lorenzo River? By taking another trip to the river, of course!
Read and listen to Watershed Rangers students sharing their watershed protection tips on local radio station KSQD 90.7 FM!
Are you seeking job opportunities to benefit the environment in Santa Cruz? The Coastal Watershed Council is growing with two new positions joining the team. We are seeking a Communications Manager and a Development Associate. Review the job descriptions below for...
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?