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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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Since Earth Day 2000, volunteers have assembled on the first Saturday morning of May each year to collect water quality samples from water bodies that enter the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This decades-long data set has become a valuable source of water...
The City of Santa Cruz is changing the way the San Lorenzo Lagoon is managed through an innovative engineering solution that addresses flooding, fish habitat and public safety needs.
Are there still laws that protect the health of rivers, or have they been overturned, or ignored?
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?