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Santa Cruz Water Commission Considers Climate Change Scenarios

With the help of University of Massachusetts professor Casey Brown, the Santa Cruz Water Commission has created a modeling tool that allows commission members to explore the ways that shifts in the climate could affect the Santa Cruz water supply.

(July 28, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Califiornia Fish and Wildlife: Fish during ‘Hoot Owls’ Periods

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking recreational anglers to begin practices to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions. This means voluntarily changing how, when and where they fish.

(July 27, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Volunteers clear truckloads of trash from Pajaro River

WATSONVILLE—Armed with grabbers, cans, garbage bags and gloves, more than 25 volunteers gathered at Murphy Crossing Road early on July 29 for a community cleanup of a portion of the Pajaro River on the outskirts of Watsonville. The volunteers picked …

Image caption: Tahoe Weekly offers advice on how to help protect the beloved region.
The 5 Greatest Threats to Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is majestic and awe inspiring with its jagged mountain peaks, thick forests, swift-running rivers and hundreds of glacial and alpine lakes.

Image caption: Valentin Lopez at the ceremony to remove the bell at Santa Cruz Mission Plaza. To see the full video, visit
Loving the Land

The Amah Mutsun were the first people to care for this part of the Central Coast. Tribal Chairman Valentin Lopez talks about how the modern-day tribe is continuing that quest.

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County Cup Fee Has Gone into Effect

Beverages—not including those in reusable cups—purchased in unincorporated Santa Cruz County now have a 25-cent fee tacked onto the price

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Council split on city’s deal for Measure U extension, asks for own measure

WATSONVILLE—In a special meeting as unpredictable as it was tense, Watsonville City Council could not come to a consensus on a deal that would have made a minor alteration to a critical ballot measure for the Nov. 8 election. The …

Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.

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Nuclear Power in California: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

California may soon shut down its last nuclear power plant, but Gov. Gavin Newsom who once championed the closure has had a change of heart. Federal funds may now keep the plant running.

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Climate of Hope forum returns May 26

WATSONVILLE—In spring 2018 Watsonville nonprofit Regeneración: Pajaro Valley Climate Action held a special event to announce results of a landmark community survey.  The event brought together a number of agencies and residents, and its success prompted the organization to kickstart …

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Wildflowers and Native Habitat Restoration

By Pamela Morgan The air is crisp, the sky is blue, and everything is coming back to life! The trees are greener, the flowers growing, and the feeling is divine. Songbirds wing their way through the forest amidst the colors …

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