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20150555495ea6c3f81Vote Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks as a New Leaf Community Markets Envirotokens recipient.

Please show your support for Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in the voting for New Leaf Community Market’s 2015-16 Environtokens donation recipients.

The program, started in 1993, gives customers who bring reusable grocery bags when shopping at New Leaf, a 10-cent Envirotoken to donate to the nonprofit of their choice. Six nonprofits are chosen to be Envirotokens recipients annually at each New Leaf location.

Here is the Envirotoken ballot for the Downtown Santa Cruz, Westside and Capitola New Leaf stores.

This is the ballot for the Half Moon Bay New Leaf. (Remember, Friends supports state parks and beaches in coastal Sasn Mateo County too!)

We need your vote to help be a part of this valuable community support program. Voting ends at 11:45 p.m. on May 31.

Chefs, Artists and Sponsors needed for 2015 Mole & Mariachi Festival Mole-2015-color

We are now accepting applications for mole chefs, local artists and food vendors who would like to participate in the third annual Mole & Mariachi Festival, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park.

Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Visit the Mole & Mariachi page for more information, including how to contact us and how to apply.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 31st

Redwood Loop Walk

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

11 am and 2 pm

Sunday, May 31st

Junior Rangers

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

11 am

Sunday, May 31st

Big Basin Nature Club

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

10 am