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Monarch butterfly tours are happening Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am and 2 pm, at Natural Bridges State Beach!

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The ParkStore annual Holiday Sale is coming Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Get the best deals of the year!

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Elephant seal season is nearing at Año Nuevo State Park. Make plans now!

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Come celebrate the 146th anniversary of Pigeon Point Lighthouse November 17th from 1-7 pm!

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Festivos en el Rancho! Come to Castro Adobe Historic State Park for an open house 11-3 on December 9th.

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Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit sustaining the legacy of our state parks and beaches. Through an innovative partnership with California State Parks, and by leveraging local community support, Friends funds educational programs, visitor services and capital projects.

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