Event Calendar
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March 2019

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Estuary Restoration at the San Lorenzo River (Sat. 9 Mar, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Come join the San Lorenzo Valley Habitat Restoration, City of Santa Cruz, the Watershed Steward Program, Americorps California and the California Conservation Corps to remove invasive plants and replace them with native plants along the banks of the San Lorenzo River.

When: March 9, 2019 9AM-1PM. Stop by any time during the event

Where: Mike Fox Park, (225 San Lorenzo Blvd, Santa Cruz, CA)
Parking is available on side streets and at Mike Fox Skate Park

Who: All are welcome! We will have activities suitable for all ages.

Please Bring: Closed-toe shoes, long pants, reusable water bottle, appropriate sun or rain protection (sunscreen, raincoat), gardening gloves, snacks/lunch.
We will be working outside rain or shine, so be prepared to get dirty!


Please RSVP in advance.

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Call: (831) 420-3931 for questions


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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fire Safety Workshop and Tour (Sun. 10 Mar, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

PintoLake iSpy FB Banner AdAre you prepared for wildfire? Please join us for a FREE workshop and tour to help you protect your home, property, family and animals in the event of a fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Topics to be presented by Cal Fire and the Santa Cruz County Equine Evacuation Unit include:
-Defensible Space Around Homes
-Private and Rural Road Readiness
-Creating Fuel Breaks
-Evacuating Livestock and Pets

The workshop includes a tour of fuel break work along Graham Hill Road and information on adapting these practices to your own property.


Workshop Location:

Graham Hill Showgrounds
1145/1251 Graham Hill Road
Santa Cruz CA  95060

Please RSVP, as space is limited.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

RCD Board Meeting (Wed. 13 Mar, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

An integral part of protecting our county's natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors meeting? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium (Sat. 23 Mar, 2019 10:00 am - 2:30 pm)

Don't miss the 5th annual State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium!

Skyline to the Sea: The Past, Present & Future of the San Lorenzo River

Lounden Nelson Community Center Auditorium: 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz

Moderated by Donna Meyers, City of Santa Cruz City Council

John Ricker, County of Santa Cruz Environmental Health Services
Department, The San Lorenzo River Watershed Management Plan
Shawn Chartrand, Balance Hydrologics, Inc., Climate Change –
Related Hydrologic Effects in the San Lorenzo River Watershed
Mark Strudley, County of Santa Cruz Public Works Department,
Flood Management in the San Lorenzo River Watershed
Tony Elliot and Travis Beck, City of Santa Cruz Parks and
Recreation Department, The Santa Cruz Riverwalk and Urban River
Parks Management
Jodi McGraw, Jodi McGraw Consulting, Terrestrial Biodiversity
of the San Lorenzo River Watershed
Richard King, Santa Cruz Puma Project, Recent Findings
in San Lorenzo River Watershed Puma Research
Jon Jankovitz, California Department of Fish and Wildlife,
Recreational Steelhead Fishery Management in the San Lorenzo
River Watershed

FREE registration: http://tinyurl.com/soslrs

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