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Painting Raffle!

This watercolor of the Wilder Ranch Victorian – painted in the 1970s by Marilyn Simandle shortly after the State Park was acquired – wilder.paintingwill be raffled off to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Wilder Ranch State Park and benefit the Paint the Victorian Fund. The painting was donated to Friends by a generous supporter from Washington state.

Tickets are $10 each; only 500 will be sold until 12/13/14. Tickets can be purchased, and packets of tickets to sell, can be acquired by contacting Elizabeth Shilling at 831-239-6012 or Tax deductible contributions to Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, designated to the “Paint the Victorian Fund,” are gratefully accepted.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 29th

Guided Adobe Tour

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park


Saturday, November 29th

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Wilder Ranch State Park


Saturday, November 29th

Discover Big Basin!

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

12:00 noon