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Get your tickets for Libro Castro, a fundraising party and book launch to honor Castro Adobe stewards.

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Assist with ongoing special projects, including the Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program.

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Friends earns Platinum rating from GuideStar!

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PopUp Picnics return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park on Thursdays this summer.

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Sustaining the Legacy of State Parks and Beaches in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties

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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