Every day, scores of residents and visitors in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties take in views of the natural landscape, hike on nearby trails and enjoy the outdoors in spaces protected by Peninsula Open Space Trust.(April 17, 2022) → Read the full Mountain View Voice report
Residents can now use their library cards to check out day passes for free access to more than 200 state parks. The move is part of a collaboration between California State Parks and the California State Library to provide more equitable outdoor access for all Californians.(April 7, 2022) → Read the full report
Sometimes making the community better manifests as a better understanding of how nature works. Local birders lead the way.
WATSONVILLE—After two summers of canceled, postponed and altered activities, the City of Watsonville will be bringing back its seasonal offerings in full force this year. From annual events such as the Watsonville Strawberry Festival and the Spirit of Watsonville Fourth …
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SOQUEL—The Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs' Association (DSA) has offered a $100,000 “challenge” grant to help fund a memorial for Sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, who was killed on duty on June 6, 2020. The grant is the largest donation in …
The Sempervirens Fund—a group instrumental in the creation of Big Basin State Park over 120 years ago—plans to buy property bordering the park by Jan. 31
By Julie Horner A rain-fresh January outdoors at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, Felton California. Inspired hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Take a look.
Skiers are adapting to the dual crises and the popular winter sport is evolving even as snow cover declines around the world