The Spring 2018 Mountain Echo newsletter is available. In this issue, discover Sempervirens Fund’s 50-year legacy at Castle Rock State Park.
The latest episode of the Sempervirens Fund Podcast, "Josephine McCracken: Pioneer Environmentalist and Feminist", is available to stream on SoundCloud and iTunes!
The latest episode of the Sempervirens Fund Podcast, " The Language of Birds with Jon Young", is available to stream on SoundCloud and iTunes!
With the help of nearly 100 dedicated and hardworking volunteers over two weekends, Sempervirens Fund planted 200 black oak trees and did a variety of other stewardship projects at the site of the new Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance to Castle Rock State Park. Thanks to these incredible people, future generations will walk, relax and picnic beneath the towering crowns of majestic black oak. We can't thank everyone enough!
From March 23 to March 25, 2018, Sempervirens Fund volunteers, the Amah Mutsun Land Trust Native Stewardship Corps and members of the Muwekma Ohlone joined forces to plant an ethnobotanical demonstration garden at Castle Rock State Park's new Robert C. Kirkwood entrance. The AMLT Native Stewards have designed and will manage a beautiful project that will share food and utility plants and their stories with park visitors. The new entrance, which will officially open on Sept. 29 during the gala celebration of the park's 50th anniversary. For more information. visit http://www.castlerock50.com. (Video: David Royal)
Check out the new Sempervirens Fund Podcast, an audio foray deep into the natural and cultural history of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. The inaugural episode, "Russell Varian: The Man Behind the Klystron Tube, Silicon Valley and Castle Rock State Park," is available to stream now!
Bob Kirkwood, dedicated environmentalist and passionate supporter of Sempervirens Fund, passed peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017 in Palo Alto with his wife Edie and sons at his side.