Activity: San Lorenzo River Through Time

Activity: San Lorenzo River Through Time

Did you know… that Santa Cruz had a Chinatown? At least four Chinese immigrant communities were established in the 1800s and 1900s in Santa Cruz. The communities relied upon the river for fish, for waterfowl and for gardening in rich, fertile soil. Children...
Activity: A Healthy River

Activity: A Healthy River

The San Lorenzo River is cleaner than you might think. Still, there are a number of challenges to a healthy San Lorenzo River, including pollution from bacteria, sediment and nutrients. You can keep your river clean by finding pollution and stopping it before it goes...

Spring Has Sprung at the San Lorenzo River

For CWC Executive Director Greg Pepping spring is a time of hope, renewal and growth. With the dry winter we’ve had, CWC is hoping for rain to replenish our river and nourish all the native seedlings volunteers just like you have planted. I invite you to dive...
Why Flags?

Why Flags?

As you meander along the east side of the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, you have likely noticed the sea of blue, pink and white landscaping flags covering the riverbank between the Soquel Avenue and Laurel Street bridges. You may have wondered, “What are these flags...