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14Sep 17
Top 10 Reasons to Build the Rail Trail

Top 10 Reasons to Build the Rail Trail

We’ve been talking to a lot of people about the Rail Trail lately. Someone asked me for the top three reasons to build it. See if you can pick my top 3 reasons from this list. Yeah, if you ask,…

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13Sep 17
Come Volunteer With Us!

Come Volunteer With Us!

This summer we added a new volunteer section to our website – check it out! We’re looking for volunteers to help us on the land – at our annual work days (sign up for e-updates to hear about opportunities) –…

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28Aug 17
Conservationist of the Year John Laird

Conservationist of the Year John Laird

Last weekend, at our Annual Conservation Circle Garden Party, the Land Trust presented John Laird with our 2017 Conservationist of the Year Award. Board member Patty Quillin, who hosted the event at her home, gave him the award in recognition…

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21Aug 17
Last Santa Cruz Beach For Sale

Last Santa Cruz Beach For Sale

The secret is out: Red, White, and Blue Beach (aka the nudie beach) is for sale. And the Land Trust is working to turn the last private beach in the county into one open to the public. To respect the…

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15Aug 17
When We Fall in Love with Nature

When We Fall in Love with Nature

Last week our Board and staff met to take a good look at the growing cost of stewardship, which will increase dramatically as we open up trails at San Vicente Redwoods and our Watsonville Slough Farm. We began the meeting…

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01Aug 17
Wildlife and People

Wildlife and People

A robust new study of how wildlife reacts to people offers encouraging news to those of us who want access to wildlands but don’t want to disturb wildlife. The study, conducted by four researchers, set up wildlife cameras at 241…

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24Jul 17
Barn Painting Fun!

Barn Painting Fun!

A couple dozen volunteers painted almost all of our Little Bee Barn at the Watsonville Slough on Saturday. It seemed like half of them thought of the story of Tom Sawyer’s fence painting. I think all of us thought barn…

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13Jul 17
Join Our Tribe

Join Our Tribe

At the end of our Star Creek Adventure day in June, one the Land Trust’s members came up to me to gush about the event. This happened all day, but she said something that I keep thinking about. It’s really,…

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