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River Health Day
Volunteer and make a difference in the San Lorenzo River ecosystem!
The 2nd Sa of every month (Jul 23-Dec 8) from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Santa Cruz Riverwalk, 107 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz Map

Every second Saturday of the month you can join the Coastal Watershed Council in improving habitat conditions along the lower San Lorenzo River.

During these River Health Days, we will be planting and watering beneficial native seedlings, as well as removing invasive plants along the river to improve biodiversity and habitat complexity.

Events occur along the banks of the lower San Lorenzo River near the Santa Cruz Riverwalk. Equipment, gloves and refreshments are provided.

All ages and abilities welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit https://coastal-watershed.org/events/ to learn more and sign up. Call (831) 464 9200 x104 with any questions.

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Zanja Hike: Walk the Path of Early Santa Cruz’s Water History!
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State Park Henry Cowell
Gradual downhill trek from Spring Street to the Santa Cruz Mission with views, maps, photos and discussion as we piece together
Date: 08/06/2016 at 9:30am

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Zanja Hike: Walk the Path of Early Santa Cruz's Water History!
Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 am

Trace the course of the old water canal ("zanja") that was dug to Mission Santa Cruz by Ohlone indigenous people in the late 18th century.  Imagine our city's landscape as it appeared 200 years ago. Join educator and local history author Dean Silvers on this 2 hour, 2.5 mile gradual downhill trek from Spring Street to the Santa Cruz Mission with views, maps, photos and discussion as we piece together the route of this historic waterway. A map will be provided to each participant. Meet at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park at 9:30 am to carpool. Limited parking is available at the end of Spring Street, where the hike will begin at 10 am. Bring a bag lunch, water, hat and sunglasses, and layers of clothing.


Location: 101 North Big Trees Park Road , Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Half Moon Music in the Park
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State Park Francis Beach
Bring a picnic blanket, beach chairs, snacks and your dancing shoes
Date: The 2nd Th of every month (Jul 14-Oct 13) at 6:00pm


(A July) FrancisBeach-HMBay.jpgHalf Moon Music in the Park 6pm. Bring a picnic blanket, beach chairs, snacks and your dancing shoes and join California State Parks in welcoming Francis Beach's monthly outdoor concert series.

 

Every second Thursday of the month Half Moon Bay State Beach will be featuring a local musician on the visitor center deck. This free event will run from July through October.

 

Parking is $10; biking and walking are encouraged. Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. (650) 726-8804

 

Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association, California State Parks Docents, and California State Parks.

All events are free, a $10 parking fee is enforced at certain state parks. For more information regarding events and activities, please call (650) 726-8804 or email HMBParksVolunteer@parks.ca.gov


Location: 95 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay Map
Phone: (650) 726-8819 •website Half Moon Bay create a direct event link
Guided Redwood Grove Walks
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State Park Henry Cowell
Amazing forest adventure - ask any questions you may have
Date: Every Su and Sa at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Day-use parking fee is $10
Special Instructions: Saturdays at 11 am & 2 pm

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays at 11 am & 2 pm

How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday and Sunday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell off of HWY 9, at 101 N. Big Trees Park Road in Felton.

 


Location: 525 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Go Fishing Locally
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Loch Lomond Lake
Visit Loch Lomond Lake and go fishing or hike or picnic!
Date: Every day (Mar 1-Sep 30) from 6:00am to 8:00pm


After much anticipation, DFW came by on Friday and stocked the Loch with 2,000 lbs of trout (approximately 2,000 fish). This is the first time we've been stocked since the Loch was closed for the drought. Now is a great time to visit, as visitation is low early in the week and the fish are biting!

 

Loch Lomond Lake is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the heart of Lompico and comprises an 87-acre lake stocked with Trout, Bluegills and Largemouth Bass. Twelve miles of trails wind their way across the woods and along two miles of lakeshore. One spectacular five mile loop goes along the lake to Deer Flat and to Highland Trail and up to the ridge where the view is worth every step. Fishing is always an option; just bring your pole. This 180 acres of recreation area offers picnic tables, a children's playground, nature center, interpretive walks with rangers and a lake side store where you can rent an electric or row boat, as well as pick up bait, tackle, fishing licenses, hot and cold drinks, and snacks.


Hours

March: 6 AM - 6:00 PM
April: 6 AM - 7:30 PM
May: 6 AM - 8:00 PM
June: 6 AM - 8:30 PM
July: 6 AM - 8:30 PM
August: 6 AM - 8:00 PM
September: 6 AM - 8:00 PM


Location: 100 Loch Lomond Way , Lompico Map
Phone: (831) 335-7424 •website Felton create a direct event link
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