With so many folks joining the reconciliation initiative on Sunday mornings, we’ve decided to start hosting a monthly onboarding and update opportunity for new and returning river stewards.
For anyone hoping to spend time outside, observe wildlife, reconcile with the river, or reconnect with the natural and cultural histories of Santa Cruz – please join our next Reconciliation Round-up on March 7th.
On the first Sunday of every month we will be meeting under the Cushing Street Bridge between 9:00 and noon to introduce newcomers to the intention behind the Reconciliation on the River initiative and to give a proper orientation of the area steward.
Every round up we will recap the rich socio-cultural and ecological legacy of Chuk-son, introduce our various projects including; waste clean-up, invasive species removal, native reseeding, and more taking place along the river between the Congress Street Bridge and the Mission Wash.
Additionally, Reconciliation Round-ups will serve as a chance for returning stewards to celebrate past work and be briefed on upcoming projects.
All are welcome and encouraged to join – even if only to learn about the project. Please bring a mask and respect the social distance of other river stewards not in your household. If you are a newcomer to the project please complete a volunteer waiver before joining!