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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Ogle the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge, contemplate your own puny existence when you Explore The Night Sky, hop on a Bike and Hike Waddell and cheer on the Wharf to Wharf.

Parks & Rec

Seacliff State Beach in Santa Cruz County. Eugene Zelenko photo.

Go Play Outside!

Seacliff State Beach is one of the cleanest in Santa Cruz County. When was the last time you were there? Click here to explore more beautiful Santa Cruz beaches and parks. Photo by Eugene Zelenko.

Eco News / Tromp Blog

Fred Keeley took the helm of the Sempervirens Fund board on July 1. Photo courtesy Sempervirens Fund.

Keeley to Head Sempervirens Fund

Longtime political leader aims to complete The Great Park during his tenure as board president.

Gear Review

Switch Technology is built around an eccentric cam riding on sealed bearings.

The Yeti SB75 at Bicycle Trip

Climb fast, descend real fast, thanks to Switch Technology.


Smiling little girl on a boat, wearing a life jacket

Get Involved

Santa Cruz is bursting with organizations working for ecological causes and businesses striving to do the right thing. Take a look at our Green Org and Green Biz listings to learn more.
Photo courtesy O'Neill Sea Odyssey.

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