Explore Your RiverThis summer, get outdoors and explore your river! Watch the incredible transformation of the Chinatown Bridge, check out a virtual tour to learn about how you can explore the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, and enjoy a scavenger hunt with your kids. Discover New Ways to Explore
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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As I complete my service as a proud member of the Coastal Watershed Council Board of Directors, I wish to thank our community and share some observations. I am genuinely grateful for the assistance that so many of you provide to transform the lower San Lorenzo River...
Are you interested in increasing biodiversity and supporting a thriving river ecosystem? This summer, the Coastal Watershed Council is seeking volunteers like you to help newly planted native seedlings become established along the banks of the lower San Lorenzo River....
This year, the Ebb & Flow River Arts Festival is coming to you, providing unique and interesting ways to engage with arts and science content about the San Lorenzo River and local ecosystems. Artist Yolande Harris explored the theme of...
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?