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


Order online by Monday Dec. 17 to get gifts before the holidays!


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


Start 2019 off with a First Day Hike. Get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year!


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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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