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14Feb 17
Making Mountain Biking Respectable

Making Mountain Biking Respectable

We’ve been meeting with lots of people about mountain biking lately – our San Vicente Redwoods partners (POST, Sempervirens Fund, and Save the Redwoods League), County officials, and the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz County. The meetings are about the…

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06Feb 17
What Terry Leaves Behind

What Terry Leaves Behind

When a leader like Terry Corwin steps off the stage after a decade, people inevitability wonder if and how the show will go on. The question always is some variation of: can the company/organization thrive without them? I have worked…

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03Feb 17
Farewell Letter

Farewell Letter

Dear Friends, Partners and Fellow Community Members, After 11 years as the Executive Director and President of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, I have decided that it is time to retire and start the next chapter in my…

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20Jan 17
Why Things Take So Long

Why Things Take So Long

We got an email the other day complaining that 2020 was too long to wait for the Wildlife Tunnel to be built. “How many mountain lions will be killed by then?” the writer asked. We don’t know how many lions…

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12Jan 17
What If We Don’t Reach $20 Million?

What if we don’t reach $20 Million?

A donor came by our office just before the end of the year to drop off his donation. But first he had a question: what happens if we fall short of our $20 million goal? We have to admit that…

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03Jan 17
What We Did In 2016

What We Did in 2016

2016 was an amazing year at the Land Trust. Here are a few highlights. A Wildlife Tunnel! We secured the funds necessary to protect the last property around the tunnel (170 acres west of Highway 17). The California Transportation Commission…

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27Dec 16
This Holiday Week

This Holiday Week

Anyone working at a nonprofit knows that the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the biggest week for giving every year. I started my giving week tradition when I was 24 – the first year I had a…

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21Dec 16
Country Club Conservation

Country Club Conservation

Sometime before the end of the year, the Boulder Creek Recreation District will buy a country club – with the Land Trust’s help. It’s not some fancy sprawling playground for the “country club set.” It’s seven acres along Bear Creek…

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