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

River Reveling A to Z

Here's your A to Z guide on how to revel along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, the City of Santa Cruz's longest park that spans the lower San Lorenzo River. read more

#MySanLorenzo Challenge Returns

The #mysanlorenzo challenge is back! Visit the river, snap a photo and post it to your favorite social media channel using the hashtag #mysanlorenzo to win prizes. read more

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!