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Santa Cruz County Water & Wildfire Protection Act
Here in Santa Cruz County, we are connected to the land in so many ways. It’s critical to our well-being and this connectedness is why we work so hard to preserve and safeguard it.Continue Reading
Watsonville Slough Farm hosted the bus tour for the 44th
annual EcoFarm Conference, the oldest and largest organic farming conference west of the Mississippi. The main focus of the tour stop was Esperanza Community Farm and Salazar Organic Farm, both of which grow organic vegetables and strawberries on Watsonville Slough Farm’s fertile soils.
In this article, Land Trust Access Director, Carie Thompson, talks about her recent visit with the Esselen tribe of Monterey County and how conservation professionals from the Monterey Bay and beyond are learning how to help tribes accomplish their goals.Continue Reading
Our Mediterranean climate makes winter the best possible time to get plants in the ground so they can get established before the hot and dry summer. The Land Trust and its volunteers have been hard at work getting our properties planted with a wide variety of native plants.Continue Reading
Twenty hard-working volunteers helped the Land Trust staff pull the non-native plant Genista monspessulana, commonly known as French broom, at the Highway 17 wildlife crossing.
Our ADA trail upgrade at Antonelli Pond is complete. Plan a visit to check out this very cool trail and other improvements at this local gem.Continue Reading
It's officially one year since the eight miles of multi-use trails at San Vicente Redwoods opened to the public! It's been an absolute joy welcoming people to the trails to enjoy this intense and beautiful landscape that is unlike any other. The SVR property is such a biologically rich space with many stories to tell.Continue Reading
NBC Bay Area covered the story of the first mountain lion recorded on camera using the Laurel Curve wildlife crossing.Continue Reading
While many pumas have been caught on camera in the area of the Laurel Curve wildlife crossing, this video is the first documentation of a mountain lion using the tunnel.Continue Reading
In this interview with Executive Director of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Sarah Newkirk, she discusses efforts to qualify a new citizen’s ballot initiative that would raise over $7 million a year for environmental restoration efforts, from wildfire and flood recovery to clean water and beaches. It’s called the “Santa Cruz County Safe Drinking Water, Clean Beaches, Wildfire Risk Reduction, and Wildlife Protection Act.” and it may be on the November 2024 ballot if environmental groups can gather enough signatures to qualify.