Earn-a-Bike program, April & May, 2017

Bike Santa Cruz County needs your old bikes for the Spring 2017 Earn-a-Bike programs in Watsonville and Live Oak.  The Earn-a-Bike program provides youth with a bicycle, helmet, multi-tool, lights, and the skills they need to safely ride and maintain their bikes. Support our community’s youth by donating your bike! For more information about Bike Santa Cruz County’s Earn-a-Bike programs, visit bikesantacruzcounty.org/earnabike

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Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, April 29, 10 am to 1 pm

We will continue work on eradication of invasive non-native French broom (Genista monspessulana) within the habitats of Quail Hollow Ranch. We have made a lot of progress and I want to thank all the volunteers who have stepped forward to help this special place and the natural world. Hope to see you out there! Calif Native Plant Society Habitat Restoration Team, Program Leader: Linda Brodman, redwdrn@pacbell.net

Directions to Quail Hollow: Take Graham Hill Road from Santa Cruz. As you come down the hill into Felton, turn right at the first light in town called E. Zayante Road. Drive up E. Zayante Road about 2 miles, and turn left on Quail Hollow Road. The park entrance is on the right side about a half mile up the road. Meet in the gravel parking lot on the left side of the entrance road.


Santa Cruz High School Community Garden Day, April 30, 10 am – 3 pm

Join Global Student Embassy student leaders in the Santa Cruz High Garden on April 30th 10:00-3:00. Access is on Laurel Street. They’ve been working incredibly hand to get their garden in shape and can use your help building their new cob benches. Come learn about cob/sustainable design with a specialist community partner and help plant our spring/summer garden! Contact nick@globalstudentembassy.org for more information.

Bike to Work Week, May 5 – 12

Ecology Action still needs volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering for any of our Bike Week events, please let us know. We’re known for the tastiest volunteer opportunities! Email Kira at kticus@ecoact.org to sign up. For schedule of Events go to Bike2Work Santa Cruz

Snap Shot Day Monitoring Event for Water Quality, May 6, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Join the Coastal Watershed Council on May 6 for the 18th year of Snapshot Day, the the oldest and largest single-day water quality monitoring event in California! Become a citizen scientist, learn about water quality, explore local streams in Santa Cruz County and make a difference in your watershed! 

Each year hundreds of Santa Cruzans like you join the Coastal Watershed Council  and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in this one day water quality monitoring event. Together we piece together a “snapshot” of the health of rivers and streams flowing into the Sanctuary. The valuable data collected by Snapshot Day volunteers is used to determine the biggest threats to water quality and drive action to improve habitat and water quality. 

As a Snapshot Day volunteer you’ll be trained by professional scientists to monitor temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity and transparency in the field. You’ll also learn how to properly collect water samples for laboratory analysis of nutrient and bacteria levels. Training will occur on April 30th from 10 to 11:30 at the Santa Cruz Harbor Community Room. Learn more and sign up herehttps://coastal-watershed.org/event/18th-annual-snapshot-day/

Save The Waves Annual Fundraiser, May 20,  in SF needs volunteers


Contact Gavin – gavin@savethewaves.org 

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Valley Women’s Club 2017 Redwood Mountain Faire Volunteers, June 3 & 4

This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we are so very grateful to everyone that has volunteered in the past and are very pleased to see new volunteers as well. You will receive free admission to the faire for the day you volunteer, even if your shift is for the set up or take down date.

It’s easy to sign up follow this link>  Redwood Mountain Faire Volunteer Sign Ups