What's to Come in 2017

Executive Director Greg Pepping shares how CWC will create meaningful connections to nature for each of you in the year to come.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

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You 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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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

Can Steelhead Trout Survive Here?

"Steelhead Trout can survive here!" exclaims a 4th grader at Main Street Elementary School. I ask him why. "Well, there is enough dissolved oxygen, the transparency is high, pH is 6.5 and its not too cold!" With either a thermometer or test kit in hand, 4th graders...

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Supporter Spotlight: Michelle Williams

My name is Michelle Williams, and I’m the Executive Director of Arts Council Santa Cruz County, and a monthly donor to the Coastal Watershed Council. I also am mom to two little boys. My husband and I moved to Santa Cruz seven years ago and immediately fell in love...

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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!