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San Lorenzo River Estuary

Years of Environmental Work Slated for Destruction

The San Lorenzo River Estuary Project Santa Cruz, CA (January 11, 2023) — This week, the City Department of Public Works plans to put in motion the clearing of plant vegetation, destroying years of habitat restoration progress made on the levee of the San Lorenzo River. Utilizing outdated protocols is the answer to The Army Corps of Engineers’ (levee owners)…

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Kirby School Students help out at the Estuary Project

Kirby School Students Help Out with the Estuary Project

On Wednesday, November 10th, the Estuary Project welcomed 9 Kirby School students for their school-wide community involvement day. These students had signed up to volunteer their community hours to the restoration of the San Lorenzo River habitats.  The students had the choice to work in groups of 3 on 3 different activities with the option to switch after 1 hour to other work….

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San Lorenzo River Estuary Project volunteer crew

Estuary Project Jumps Back into Restoration Efforts

The Estuary Project volunteer crew Saturday, June 19th, was the first time that we lifted the COVID group size limit. Our group consisting of eight community members and seven Downtown Street team participants, collaborated side by side to improve the levee native habitats. The result was that 15 volunteers got together to tackle various tasks.   Many Hands Make Light…

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Estuary Project

VOLUNTEER! San Lorenzo River Estuary Project • June 19, 2021

With YOUR help the San Lorenzo River Estuary Project will improve the wildlife habitat. We welcome you to join us to increase the growth margins around established native plants, prune back bushes, liberate overgrown natives & mingle with other wonderful volunteers.