CWC’s Version of Decolonization 101

CWC’s Version of Decolonization 101

After nearly eighteen months of dedicated learning about race, diversity, equity and inclusion, I am using this blog post to share how CWC has done, what we’ve learned and where we’re going. Dedicated learning for us has included weekly meetings focused on...
Lighting the Way (and the Riverwalk)!

Lighting the Way (and the Riverwalk)!

The Santa Cruz City Council recently approved the final step for installing more lights at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk and a contract for the work is to be awarded by the end of the year. The goal in lighting the Riverwalk is a safer evening and nighttime path for...
How Might We Manage the Lagoon Better?

How Might We Manage the Lagoon Better?

Like many coastal rivers in California, the San Lorenzo River forms a lagoon in most dry seasons that opens and closes based on ocean swells, tide conditions and river flow. Fish such as steelhead trout and Coho salmon (when they’re around) use the brackish lagoon as...
Effort and Progress in River Advocacy

Effort and Progress in River Advocacy

A walk along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk today brings us a chance to connect with nature and appreciate the serenity of this healing body of water that provides Santa Cruz with two thirds of its drinking water. On the same walk, however, our eyes are harshly opened, if...
Steelhead Trout Need Our Help

Steelhead Trout Need Our Help

Throughout California and the West, dry conditions are affecting farmers’ crops, fueling wildfires, reducing electricity generation from hydroelectric dams, altering water deliveries and threatening the livelihood of Indigenous people and others who rely on flowing...