Join CWC’s Summer Water Quality Monitoring Team

Join CWC’s Summer Water Quality Monitoring Team

Summer is almost here and so it the 2016 Urban Watch Program in the City of Capitola! First launched in 2000, the Urban Watch is a program that monitors urban runoff is entering our storm drains, streams and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during the dry...
National Rivers Day

National Rivers Day

Did you know that May 21st is National Rivers Day – a day to inspire river stewardship across the country with clean ups and more? Here in Santa Cruz, we’ll be co-hosting the State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium, a cleanup on the lower San Lorenzo...
First Flush Report Published

First Flush Report Published

The Coastal Watershed Council has published the 2015 First Flush Report. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this study possible, waking up early on a November morning to head out into the first significant rainfall of the year (that’s what a ‘first flush’...
Snapshot Day Success

Snapshot Day Success

Thank you to the 60 volunteers who came out for the 17th Annual Snapshot Day water quality monitoring event on Saturday May 7th. This event is the largest of its kind in the Central Coast and for 17 years has been a great source of scientifically valid data about the...
Middle Schoolers Explore River Health

Middle Schoolers Explore River Health

“I got it! I got it!” said a 7th grade student upon collecting a Dragonfly Nymph. Armed with nets and collection boxes, she and her classmates sleuthed through the sediment and trickling waters of various tributaries of the San Lorenzo River. They often...