Into Being – The River Revisited

Into Being – The River Revisited

Written By: Diana Hobson Diana is an English born artist, now living in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Northern California. Diana’s work has evolved through glass/mixed media, sculpture, installation and photography to include video and sound installation. The media...
Volunteers Fuel River Habitat Enhancement

Volunteers Fuel River Habitat Enhancement

By Alexandra Baldwin, CWC Restoration Ecology Intern   Have you noticed the hundreds of pink flags along the lower San Lorenzo River between the Laurel and Soquel Avenue Bridges?   Each flag marks a young beneficial plant that was planted by a community...
Are there plague minnows in the San Lorenzo River?

Are there plague minnows in the San Lorenzo River?

Gambusia affinis is one of the most widely introduced species across the globe. When they are destructive in their non-native ecosystems, they’re deemed an invasive species, yet in other contexts they may cause little to no harm. Read on to find out whether or not...
Coho Salmon: Rooting for a Comeback

Coho Salmon: Rooting for a Comeback

By: Katie Kobayashi PhD Student, UC Santa Cruz Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Talk to a long-time resident of the San Lorenzo Valley, and they might recall the days when Santa Cruz winters brought rain, a raging river and swarms of coho salmon...