Loch Lomond Felton Opens for Season Outdoors Parks Recreation 

Loch Lomond is Open for the Season

By Mary Andersen Daytrippers rejoice! Loch Lomond, nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is open. Administered by the City of Santa Cruz Water Department, the reservoir plays the concurrent roles of supplying drinking water and providing recreational activities. Long enjoyed by boaters, hikers, fisherpeople, picnickers, wildlife watchers, and photographers alike, the park also offers environmental education events for local schools,… Read More
Big Basin Redwoods State Park Fire Recovery Outdoors Parks Recreation 

Big Basin Redwoods State Park Update

California State Parks staff continues to move forward with the Big Basin Redwoods State Park Facilities Management Plan (BBFMP). Site planning and design considerations are in the works with the Reimagining Big Basin project team engaging stakeholders and the public in the recovery from the August 2020 CZU fires. A round of public meetings and an open house are to… Read More
Felton covered Bridge park pump track Local News Parks 

Felton Pump Track Proposal Headed to Board of Supervisors

The Felton Pump Track proposal will be up for vote at the next Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, December 12. The board will vote on whether or not to give Santa Cruz County Parks Department leaders the go-ahead to begin the process of implementing the track. View the supervisors’ agenda packet after it posts by noon on… Read More
Felton Covered Bridge Park Community Local News Parks 

Felton Pump Track Proposal Raises Concerns

By Mary Andersen  Debate is in full swing over a proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park. The proposal, shepherded by Santa Cruz Mountains Trails Stewardship (SCMTS), Santa Cruz County Parks Department, and County Park Friends, calls for a 13,871 s.f. footprint with an asphalt track 6 to 8 feet wide and several feet tall.  SCMTS describes the pump… Read More
Americorps in Ben Lomond California Community Local News Parks 

AmeriCorps on Hand for County Parks and Disaster Relief

By Mary Andersen AmeriCorps teams can be found at various county parks through April working on native plant growth, park restoration, and ocean conservation. They’ve also been engaged in disaster relief due to the recent storms. While here, the team of 8 will complete 80 hours of community service. Emma Lee, the site supervisor for County Park Friends, said, “These… Read More
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Abuzz About the Felton Discovery Park: San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat Restoration Program Busy with Bees

By Julie Horner Earlier this year the Valley Women’s Club engaged AmeriCorps NCCC Team Fire 5 to remove embedded plastic sheeting and invasive growth from under the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Kirby Road substation solar panels that border the Felton Discovery Park adjacent to the new Felton Library. An effort driven by the VWC’s San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat… Read More