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Join Us in the Forest

Events to Enjoy and Appreciate Nature in the Santa Cruz Mountains

From their high mountain ridges through deep, forested river basins and out to the coast of the Pacific Ocean, there are a great many wonders to discover in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sempervirens Fund often hosts events to explore and appreciate the region’s rich diversity of wildlife, plants, and habitats.. We hope you’ll join us in the forest.

Although precautions and restrictions due to COVID-19 and damage from the 2020 CZU Lightening Complex Fires still impact visiting in person and from visiting certain parks and forests, we are delighted to invite you to join us in person in the forest as well as virtually through our free Under the Redwoods webinar series!

Volunteer Events

Who doesn’t love getting out into nature and helping restore forests to thrive? Caring for our lands is a big task and we know that our community welcomes opportunities to help. Our volunteer needs are diverse, from assisting staff with administrative support to helping with special events to participating in field projects. We hold annual events—both on properties we own and those we have transferred to California State Parks—that include removing invasive species, rebuilding trails, counting birds, and other activities. Learn More

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Volunteer Castle Rock State Park By LMcLendon

Join us as we remove invasive plants, tend black oak saplings, and repair plant cages to protect the saplings from browsing deer. Work will be moderately strenuous and may take place on sloped and uneven terrain. Tools and gloves will be provided, but if you have your own equipment, we suggest bringing it along. We recommend wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and durable shoes. Please bring your own lunch and water.

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Under the Redwoods: a Sempervirens Fund webinar series

In this webinar series, we invite experts and thinkers to join us to explore our magnificent redwood forests, what makes redwoods so special, why they thrive here and nowhere else in the world, and what they mean to us in our lives. We wrapped up our 2021 series, you can watch previous webinars here. We look forward to bringing you a full year of monthly webinar presentations in 2022. Sign up for our email list to stay up to date on our 2022 series as they are announced.

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