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Save Our Shores needs your help!

Save Our Shores needs your help!
Santa Cruz, CA - Save Our Shores (SOS), the leader in ocean awareness, advocacy and action on the Central Coast, will coordinate the largest community cleanup of the year from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. The event spans the globe, with volunteers in more than 100 countries removing garbage from beaches and waterways. Locally, SOS is leading cleanups at more than 70 sites located throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, as well as an offshore cleanup conducted via SUPs and kayaks. SOS expects at least 3,000 community volunteers to participate on Saturday. SOS uses data collected during Annual Coastal Cleanup Day to analyze the health of the Central Coast.

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National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 23

On September 23, 2014, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (VVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day on November 4.

In Santa Cruz County, the County Clerk has partnered with county libraries to offer online voter registration or paper voter registration cards to persons wanting to register or re-register to vote. 

Library locations and hours on Tuesday, September 23 are:

Green Home & Garden Classes

Green Home & Garden Classes

As you know we are in a drought in the State of California. The Cabrillo College Extension, City of Watsonville Public Works & Utilities and the Soquel Creek Water District have partnered to make available educational and valuable classes to our communities.

Fire Safe Council for Monterey County launches awareness, fundraising campaign

In light of wildfires plaguing other parts of the state, the Fire Safe Council for Monterey County wants to get the word out about their programs.

Monterey County is especially vulnerable to wildfires because of its abundance of forested lands and hot, dry weather in its inland areas.

The Fire Safe Council is a nonprofit agency based in Monterey that works to educate residents and businesses about fire safety, manage and reduce vegetation that fuels fires, and partner with various fire agencies.

The Monterey County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, signed in 2010, enables communities at-risk to apply for fuel-reduction project grants from the federal government.

The Fire Safe Council helps residents and businesses apply for these grants.

In addition to fuel-reduction projects and chipping programs, the council hopes to sponsor grants for smoke detector and carbon monoxide installations, evacuation routes, education programs, and more.

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Native plant fair and open house at Elkhorn Slough Reserve slated

Native plant fair and open house at Elkhorn Slough Reserve slated

ELKHORN, Calif. Celebrating and showcasing one of the Central Coast’s natural habits will occur at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve on Saturday, September 27. It’s National Estuaries Day and organizers at the reserve will host activities and presentations free and open to the public.

Since its official designation in 1988, dozens of sites throughout the coastal United States have celebrated National Estuaries Day on the last Saturday of September, hosting gatherings, field trips, events, and seminars to highlight the extraordinary richness of our nation’s estuaries.

Theatre workshop at Cabrillo College

                                    Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Presents
STAGE DOOR – A Day of Theatre Workshops for High School Students
Saturday September 27, 9:00 AM-4:00PM


APTOS, CA - Cabrillo College Theatre Arts today announces that its 8th Annual STAGE DOOR – a day of theatre workshops for high school students, will be held on September 27, 2014 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, at the Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College Aptos Campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. The registration deadline is Friday, September 19.


STAGE DOOR will feature workshops led by Cabrillo’s distinguished Theatre Arts faculty and staff, in the following areas:

 • Auditioning 

 • Improvisation

Coastal Cleanup Day – September 20th

Keep Watsonville beautiful by participating in Coastal Clean Up Day!
SATURDAYSEPTEMBER 20TH9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Local meeting sites include:
  • Watsonville Nature Center – Watsonville Slough  (Inland Site)
  • Pajaro Valley High School – West Struve Slough (Inland Site)
  • River Park (Inland Site) – Pajaro River (Inland Site)
  • Palm and Sunset Beaches

Delicious refreshments and lunch for volunteers at all three inland sites.