At CWC, we’re so grateful for all of the volunteers, supporters, program partners and participants and community members that have made this year great. Your generosity, energy, and support make good things happen every day at the Coastal Watershed Council. Check out our 2022 by the numbers to see just how much you and your gifts count.

Check out some highlights from 2022:

Reflecting on the Impact You Made with CWC in 2023!

I’m filled with so much gratitude as I reflect in this video on what CWC has achieved for the San Lorenzo River this year – gratitude for our amazing (and growing!) team, for our valued partners in our work, and for YOU, our community of supporters who have been with...

Preserving Plants on the River Levee

If you’ve been spending time on the Santa Cruz Riverwalk in the last month, you might have noticed the great work done by Ecological Concerns Inc., the contractors hired to trim the plants along the levee as part of flood control. With help from our community, CWC...

Introducing The Jams, CWC’s New Artists-in-Residence

Mural art is coming to the San Lorenzo River! CWC is excited to announce our new Artists-in-Residence partnership with The Jams, a muralist duo from Watsonville made up of Augie WK and Jessica Carmen. Through August of 2024, CWC will work with The Jams and community...

CWC Welcomes Erin Loury as Communications Manager

CWC is thrilled to welcome Erin Loury, who joined our team in September as our new Communications Manager! Erin is developing strategy and overseeing ways we communicate with our diverse audiences, as well as within our organization. She brings to her role a decade of...

Summer Adventure on the Roaring Camp Train!

How did CWC celebrate wrapping up an amazing summer of education programs along the San Lorenzo River? By taking another trip to the river, of course!

Watershed Rangers on KSQD Radio: Budding Scientists Along the San Lorenzo River’s Edge

Read and listen to Watershed Rangers students sharing their watershed protection tips on local radio station KSQD 90.7 FM!

Seeing Clearly: Measuring Water Quality with Watershed Rangers

  By Erin Loury, CWC Communications AssistantEarlier this spring, I had the opportunity to join an after-school field trip to the San Lorenzo River with students from Gault Elementary School. After a few months of assisting the Coastal Watershed Council part-time with...

Plant Profile: Black Sage

Black Sage is a perennial subshrub that is scientifically known as Salvia mellifera. Being the most common sage in California, this shrub is found in foothills, canyons, mesas, and chaparrals.

Green Classroom Action Projects for Everyone!

Check out CWC’s new Action Project Guide for a healthier watershed and learn how the Coastal Watershed Council’s education team supported this year’s Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability (TLIS) to make “Every Classroom a Green Classroom”!

Preparing for Snapshot Day: The San Lorenzo River Showed Water Quality Improvement in 2022

Snapshot Day is quickly approaching! Over the last two decades, thousands of volunteers have participated in this springtime event to capture a health “snapshot” of rivers and streams that flow into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. As we prepare for...

Fiesta de los Artes: Combining Science, Art and Community

CWC’s Maria Rocha and Sam Adelson are back at Bay View Elementary School again, not to teach but to party! Bay View’s annual Fiesta de los Artes is a community event bringing family, friends, local organizations and students of Bay View together to support and celebrate the arts. Check out this blog post to learn how CWC’s partnership with Bay View Elementary continues to flourish.

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