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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Catch the O'Neill Coldwater Classic at the Lane, get spooked at the Marine Masquerade, celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with an Evergreen Cemetery ramble, tidy up Wilder's trails and rock out on a Geology Walk. Photo courtesy O'Neill CWC

Parks & Rec

Go Play Outside!

Moore Creek Preserve has few people and big views. Explore more beautiful Santa Cruz beaches and parks.

Eco News / Tromp Blog

Two eight-point blacktails got into a dustup a couple weeks ago in the Aptos hills.

Video: Battling Bucks in Aptos Orchard

Two old frustrated bucks go at it. Video shot by Chuck Bella of Bella & Sons Orchards on Valencia School Road in Aptos.

Gear Review

O’Neill Psycho 3

TechnoButter 2 sounds like something you might get covered in at a rave. It’s not.


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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