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Most Popular Hiking Trail in Yosemite to Receive a $5 Million Upgrade


More than 4,000 people a day hike the Mist Trail on summer weekends; the park is looking to improve safety and education.

Leaders Spar Over Rail Trail Segments at RTC Meeting


The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission was presented with a final EIR created by the city of Santa Cruz for segments 8 and 9 of the Coastal Rail Trail—a project seeking to establish a bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the tracks along the 32-mile Branch Rail Corridor.

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Future of West Cliff Drive Explored by Residents, City Staff

Ideas floated for traffic, armor and bike path ahead of fall city council decisions.

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AmeriCorps on Hand for County Parks and Disaster Relief

By Mary Andersen AmeriCorps teams can be found at various county parks through April working on native plant growth, park restoration, and ocean conservation. They’ve also been engaged in disaster relief due to the recent storms. While here, the team …

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A Visit with the Last Private Owners of Quail Hollow Ranch

Harry and Maude Owen – Quail Hollow Ranch 1957 to 1974  By Richard James and Jim Bahn In November of 1957, Hayward, California rancher Harry Owen and his wife, Maude, purchased Quail Hollow Ranch from Sunset Magazine owner Larry Lane. …

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Community Bids Farewell to Seacliff State Beach Wharf

Many came out on Saturday to clean the beach and say goodbye to the beloved wharf that once led to the Cement Ship

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Storm cleanup continues at state parks in Santa Cruz County

Staff and volunteers have organized a cleanup at Seacliff State Beach from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 18.

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Health and Fitness: Watsonville’s New Pump Track is Worth a Ride

The large concrete expanse is a playground for all vehicles with wheels

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The Science Behind Santa Cruz County Trails

Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship and volunteers discuss what it takes to build and maintain local trails in the face of fires and floods

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Land Trust Raises $21 Million

The Nature Connection Campaign funds will go to building an animal crossing and land protection

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Stewardship Aims to Get ‘Teens on Trails’

If you’ve visited the new trails at San Vicente Redwoods or witnessed the rebuilding of Big Basin’s accessibility, you have the good people with Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship (SCMTS) to thank.  Founded in 1997, and initially known as the …

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Aromas Community Park donors honored with monument

AROMAS—Two decades ago, a fundraising drive was held to install dedication bricks at Aromas Community Park. However, even after a number of community members had already donated to the effort, the project came to an abrupt halt. “It was kind …

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