Regular Riverwalk visitors may recognize the Coastal Watershed Council’s newest board member Linda Cover who frequently rides the Riverwalk on her signature yellow bicycle. Beyond keeping a daily pulse on what’s happening at the Riverwalk, Linda brings her experience as an artist, educator, community organizer, environmentalist and friend of the river to the Coastal Watershed Council Board of Directors.
Linda Cover lives and works at the Tannery Arts Center, located on the banks of the San Lorenzo River. She is a photographer/artist focused on community and the natural world. At the Tannery, she is a board member of the tenant’s union ARTU. She is the founder of Camp Tannery Arts, a summer camp for young artists and Art Outside, a nature-based summer camp. Linda is an Arts Council Santa Cruz County SPECTRA teaching artist, teaching “Watershed Art” in schools throughout the county. You may even recognize some of Linda’s students’ works from the banners hung at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk.
As a city of Santa Cruz Arts Commissioner, Linda is honored to serve both the city and artist communities. Linda has organized clean-ups with kids and families in Watsonville & Santa Cruz for 20 years. You may see Linda on her yellow bike riding on the river walkway where she socializes with folks along the way, photographs the ever-changing landscape, and creates “sand doodles” and mandalas at the river mouth beach.