If you’ve lived in the Santa Cruz are for any time at all, you know where the San Lorenzo River is. You know it flows through downtown Santa Cruz and empties into the Monterey Bay right next to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. You may be aware that you drive along it for a bit on Highway 9 between Felton and Ben Lomond.
But do you now how it affects the environment of your community? Do you know about the local wildlife it supports? If you’re anything like me, you don’t know much – if any – of that! Well, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History wants to remedy that in 2018 with a FREE series on the San Lorenzo River.
Starting Saturday, February 3 and running every Saturday from now until April 21st, you can pre-register for this informative series by clicking this link right here!
According to their web site:
The following tours alternate between locations in the upper and lower watershed. On the registration page (hosted by CWC), you will find more information and locations for each tour:
- February 3 – Becoming Naturalists. Great for families! Location: Highlands Park
- February 10 – Birds of the lower San Lorenzo River. Great for families! Location: Riverwalk, Santa Cruz
- February 17 – The River through Time. Location: Junction Park
- February 24 – Riparian Plant Walk.Location: Riverwalk, Santa Cruz
- March 3 – Listen and Learn: Bird Language on the San Lorenzo. Location: Quail Hollow Ranch.
- March 10 – Amphibians and Climate Change. Location: Riverwalk, Santa Cruz
- March 17 – Sandhills and the San Lorenzo* Following the State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium at the Zayante Fire House
- March 24 – Los Aves del Rio San Lorenzo. Location: Nueva Vista Community Center
- March 31 – San Lorenzo Salmonid Habitats. Location: Henry Cowell State Park
- April 7 – NO WALK – Spring Break
- April 14 – Bringing Stickleback!
- April 21 – Special Earth Day Bio Blitz. Location: Riparian corridor behind the Tannery.
I’m going – how about you?