Summer 2006 Park Views Newsletter ~ Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks by SantaCruzStateParks


									Quarterly Newsletter of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks            Summer 2006
                                                                                   Inside this Issue
                                                                                   Art Exhibit with Reception,                              MAH Plein Air Affaire July 7– 9
                                                                                   featuring Michael Schwab Serigraph Prints                Outdoor Painting in Santa Cruz County
                                                                                   & Prominent Local Photography of Our Parks               Friends & MAH Help Natural Bridges
                                                                                   page 4                                                   page 3

“Natural Bridges Beach” Painting by Peter M. Loftus, Oil on Canvas
                                                                                                                         S TAT E PA R K S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Natural Bridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Monarch Grove Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Stewardship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       by Randy Widera, Friends Executive Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    H         ow did that butterfly find it’s way here from Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    State?” A young Aptos boy found a worn and tattered monarch butter-
    t Fred Keeley & Randy Widera at That's My Park Day s Park Volunteers restore habitat at Natural Bridges s Drummers and lion dancers help open Pacific Migrations Visitor Center                         s Arial photo of the Monarch Grove, Natural Bridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fly struggling for life in the middle of his street. He picked up the 1-oz.

                                                                           pres·er·va·tion – noun                                                                       by Randy Widera
                                                                                                                                                                        Friends Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    insect after it gave its last breath and noticed on one of its hind wings,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a white sticker with a phone number and an identification number.
                                                                           1. the guarding of something from danger,                           3-year old, two teenagers, a couple of us middle-

                                                                              harm, or injury                                                  agers and two retired folks. We freed the wetlands of                          y calling that number,              ent over-wintering sites in the county.    like planting windbreaks around the           For over twelve years I have had the
                                                                           2. maintenance of something, especially some-                       non-native plants and had a blast. My belief is that                         this accidental lepidopterist         Their work inspired the Interpreters       periphery of the grove can provide            pleasure of being one of the volun-
                                                                              thing of historic value, in an unchanged                         essential to ongoing preservation will be many small                         (someone who studies                  and docents of Natural Bridges to form     the necessary habitat requirements for        teers at Natural Bridges; monitoring
                                                                              condition                                                        victories such as this one.                                                  butterflies and moths)                a group of “Citizen Scientists” who for    future generations of monarchs.               the grove as a citizen scientist, leading
                                                                           3. the keeping of something intangible intact                       In this issue of ParkViews, we focus on the Monarch                          added another piece of                the past nine years have monitored the                                                   groups of children, and playing guitar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We have seen in the past what happens

                                                                                   s yo u c a n s e e f ro m t h e d e f i n i t i o n ,       Grove at Natural Bridges. It is a true example of the            key information to the mysteries of               monarch population in the Natural                                                        in the 5Ms band at Welcome Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             when a monarch grove matures or is
                                                                                   preservation is key to the Friends mission.                 definition of preservation. This is an active process            monarch butterfly migration.                      Bridges grove throughout the winter,                                                     Monarchs Day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             disturbed: at the Santa Cruz Natural
                                                                                   Over the years, we have fought to set our                   and one that we often have to learn about as we go.                                                                plus a Thanksgiving count of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                In the Columbia Gorge of Southern                                                            History Museum and at Washington              I believe that we all have to act now
                                                                           local natural wonders aside for the future. The battle,                                                                                                                                monarch population in each grove in
                                                                                                                                               In future ParkViews, as we continue to feature other             Washington is where Robert Pyle,                                                             Street in Pacific Grove, the monarchs         to ensure that we are welcoming back
                                                                           however, is not over.                                                                                                                                                                  the county.
                                                                                                                                               natural places that need “guarding from danger” and              intentional lepidopterist, embarked                                                          have never returned. There is a tipping       monarchs for years to come at Natural
                                                                           Within the ongoing battle we experience success.                    “maintenance in an unchanged condition,” I hope you              on his journey to study the migra-                We face a threat at Natural Bridges        point where the butterflies will no           Bridges. We may not know “How
                                                                           This is the fun part. At That’s My Park Day in April,               will join me in a continued discussion of how to best            tion of monarchs. He had captured                 that could render this grove unsuit-       longer seek shelter in the grove, and         that butterfly found its way here from
                                                                           pulling ice plant was a team effort that included one               ensure that preservation thrives in our local state parks.       and tagged the individual who arrived             able as an over-wintering sanctuary for    Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks are         Washington State” but we can make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                weeks later in Aptos. Mr. Pyle and                the monarchs: the grove is maturing,       determined to prevent such a tragedy          sure that when they arrive, they have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                other scientists have used tagging stud-          thinning out and growing taller. As        at Natural Bridges.                           safe place where they can ride out the

                                                  THAT’S MY PARK DAY:
              BOARD & STAFF                                                                                                                                                                                     ies to gain insight into the movements            older trees on the outside of the grove                                                  winter, where children can watch them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We are initiating the Natural Bridges
              OFFICerS                                                                                                                                                                                          of monarchs.                                      are blown over in winter storms, or die                                                  in their clusters and where scientists,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monarch Grove Education & Steward-
              Lise Peterson – Chair Elect         THE TERRIFIC LAUNCH                                                                                                                                           From spring through late summer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from age and disease, more wind and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ship Fund this July. Our goal is to aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           both accidental and intentional, can
              Heather Butler – Secretary                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cold air are penetrating the grove.                                                      unravel more of their mysteries.
                                                  OF OUR EXCITING NEW CAMPAIGN                                                                                                                                  monarchs leave their over-wintering                                                          the State Parks in fully managing the

              Jim Toney – Treasurer
              Isabel Alvarado
                                                            nsaturday april 15, Friends launched our new cam-                                                                                                   homes here along the California Coast             Monarchs need a stable microcli-           sanctuary as prime monarch habitat.
              Stu Branoff                                  paign and new parks movement, “That’s My Park,”                                                                                                      and in central Mexico. They fan out,              mate and are vulnerable to wind and        Thankfully we have the insight and                    Here is how you can help:
              Jim Brownson                                 which directly benefits the Education and Stewardship                                                                                                following the emerging milkweed. The              temperature shifts. Heavy winter           knowledge of experienced scientists,                  • Donate to Friends and receive our
              Pat Clark                           funds of Wilder Ranch, Natural Bridges, Seacliff and the Forest                                                                                               western population heads for the Sierra           storms can now drive them from             the passion and hard work of State                      new artwork as limited edition fine art
              Val Cole                            of Nisene Marks.                                                                                                                                              foothills, Oregon and Washington.                 Natural Bridges. By last January, school   Park Interpreter Martha Nitzberg                        silkscreen print(s), signed and numbered
              John Kegebein                                                                                                                                                                                     The eastern population works their                children visiting Natural Bridges did      and her volunteers, plus the expertise                  by artist Michael Schwab. Donations are
              Linda Hoff
                                                  Our day began at Wilder Ranch, where hard-core docents and                                                                                                    way up throughout the Midwest and                 not find monarchs clustering in the        of State Park ecologist Tim Hyland.                     100% tax deductible and all proceeds
              Lani LeBlanc                        volunteers braved uncertain weather to come speak about why                                                                                                   Eastern seaboard, up into Canada. The             grove, forcing many teachers to cancel                                                             go to the Education and Stewardship
                                                  they love their parks. To all those who shared their passion for                                                                                                                                                                                           The plan being developed includes:
              Barney Levy                                                                                                                                                                                       Great Divide of the Rocky Moun-                   their field trips altogether. Data from                                                            Funds for respective parks. See page 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Planting and caring for new trees

                                                                                                                                    Traditions Shared
              Don Nielsen                         their parks and inspired others—a big thank you!                                                                                                              tains was once thought to divide in               the Thanksgiving counts indicate                                                                   for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Establishing weekly monitoring                      • Volunteer at Natural Bridges as a
              Lisa Smith                                                                                                                                                                                        the populations, but in recent years,             Santa Cruz County butterfly popula-
                                                  Sadly, due to our wet spring weather, we could not do the spring                                                                                                                                                                                             protocol so volunteers can add to                     docent and citizen scientist. Help protect
              Chief ranger                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert Pyle’s work has given us a more            tions are down, and proportionally,
                                                  planting for Wilder’s heritage garden that day. If you’d like, please             Grand Opening Pacific Migrations Visitor Center                                                                                                                            our knowledge base.                                   the grove. To secure your place, please

                 Kirk Lingenfelter - CAL                                                                                                                                                                        complex picture, with individuals mov-            monarchs are choosing other locations
                                                  consider helping to tend that lovely garden now that the soil is                                    any people who came to the grand opening                                                                                                               • Evaluating the surrounding habitat                    contact Martha at 831-423-4609.
              STAFF                                                                                                                                                                                             ing among the Western and Eastern                 than Natural Bridges. No conclusions
                                                  dry enough to be worked. Please contact Carolyn Schimandle at                                      of the Pacific Migrations Visitor Center at New                                                                                                           for monarch nectar resources.                         See page 5.
              randy Widera –                                                                                                                                                                                    populations.                                      have been drawn from the data, but do
                                                  Wilder Ranch, (831) 426-0505 or                                          Brighton State Beach in early April mentioned                                                                                                           • Community and visitor outreach
                 Executive Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                               point to actions we can take now.
                                                                                                                                                     being deeply moved. “Music for Two Strings”                In the early fall, possibly triggered by                                                       and education
              Christa Stiner –                    Dozens of dedicated folks joined Friends and our partners, Land
                                                                                                                                    performed beautifully evocative Chinese music. Children danced              the equinox, the fifth generation from            Though trees are susceptible to natural    • Ongoing grove stewardship projects
                 Operations Director              Trust of Santa Cruz County and, for our after-
              Annie MacHale –                                                                                                       the weaving Lion Dance and pounded the big red drums. Sandy                 the monarchs that left here last spring,          forces of change, careful management       • Recruiting stewardship volunteers
                                                  noon work party in the wetlands of Natural Bridges. Kudos to all                                                                                              turn around at the far reaches of their
                 Retail Manager                                                                                                     Lydon and many of the donors who helped create this new
                                                  who participated in this effort! Our work eradicating non-native
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Citizen Scientist Monarch Count
              Kelsey ramage –                                                                                                       educational center savored the completion of a dream.                       range. These individuals make the
                                                  species from the park was a raging success!                                                                                                                   longest and most ambitious journey
                 PR & Membership                                                                                                       Friends’ fifth visitor center and museum explores human and
              Cynthia rybicki –                   Our late afternoon reception at Natural Bridges Visitor Cen-                                                                                                  of any insect to return to their winter
                                                                                                                                    animal migrations to our area and honors many histories, includ-                                                                                                    1997      1998        1999       2000          2001        2002        2003         2004        2005
                 Accounting Assistant             ter officially launched our campaign and capped the big day,                                                                                                  homes. These great-great-great-grand-
                                                                                                                                    ing early tourists and the prominent Chinese community based
              Peg Danielson –                     complete with hilarious, moving speeches by local political hero                                                                                              children somehow find their way, over                 Escalona Gulch,
                                                                                                                                    here from the 1840s to 1880s. School groups are signing up to                                                                                                      No data    1,200        625         166           105         18           0            9           15
                 Executive Assistant              Fred Keeley, sector superintendent ranger Kirk Lingenfelter, and                                                                                              hundreds of miles, and have never been                Capitola
                                                                                                                                    tour the beautiful new exhibits and learn stories they could not
              Marianne Wyllie –                   renowned artist Michael Schwab, creator of the stunning images                                                                                                here before. In sheltered groves, like the
                                                                                                                                    access before this center opened. Friends, California State Parks,                                                                Hope of Peace
                 Graphic Artist                                                                                                                                                                                 grove at Natural Bridges State Beach,                                                  No data       6          6          27             1       No data         1            8
                                                  that are the heart of That’s My Park. Our day of celebrating                      and local donors collaborated on this $325,000 project for four                                                                   Cemetary, Santa Cruz
              STATe PArK                          together was a terrific start for our next 30 years of stewarding our                                                                                         monarchs ride out the winter in their
                                                                                                                                    years. Friends’ new docent program here is attracting great people                                                                Lighthouse Field,
              INTerPreTIVe STAFF                  local state parks.                                                                                                                                            clusters until early spring, when they fly                                             70,000     50,000      9,500      35,000        No data     3,200       11,000       6,000       22,000
                                                                                                                                    who want to help share the rich trove of stories with park visitors.                                                              Santa Cruz
              Jodi Apelt                                                                                                                                                                                        off in search of milkweed again.
              Jeff Barnes                         Thank you to all of you                                                                                                                                                                                             Lifeguard QU,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                This amazing story of the monarchs is                                       No data              No data     No data       43            13           4           0           30       No data
              Barbara Cooksey                     who joined us for this                                                                                         Your donations as members                                                                            14th Ave., Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                told over and over again in the Natural
              elizabeth Hammack                   special day. Don’t                                                                                             make Friends progams and                       Bridges Visitor Center, in the mon-                   Moran Lake,
              Bobbie Haver                        despair if you missed the                                                                                                                                                                                                                            70,000     8,000       4,500      4,000         1,500       1,000        6,000       5,000        2,000
                                                                                                                                                                 projects possible.                             arch sanctuary, and in this newsletter,               Santa Cruz
              Linda Hitchcock                     launch, for the campaign
              Kerith Koontz                       continues over the next           Yes, I support Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.        With your credit card you can contribute monthly to Friends.       to thousands of school children and                   Natural Bridges,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       120,000    60,000     15,000      20,000        3,000       6,000        5,700      11,000        8,000
              Jan Leppe                                                                                                                        $10         $25        $50        Other                          visitors each year. Of the monarchs’                  Santa Cruz
                                                  three years. Friends will            $15 Student/Senior             $250 Silver                                                                               many over-wintering locations in Santa
              Martha Nitzberg                                                                                                                  My check is enclosed, payable to Friends.
                                                  provide more oppor-                                                                                                                                                                                                 New Brighton State
              Jeff Price
                                                                                       $25 Supporting                 $500 Gold                Please charge my credit card.                                    Cruz County, only Natural Bridges is                                                   No data     445        2,000      2,640           64           8           3          520          617
                                                  tunities for you to say              $35 Family                     Other                                                                                                                                           Beach, Capitola
              Teresa rogoway                                                                                                                   Visa      Mastercard         Discover                            managed so that school children can
                                                  “Hey — That’s My Park,”              $50 Park Steward               Project Donation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                observe and learn first hand about the                Rispin Mansion,
              Sunny Schachter
                                                  and to enjoy, learn and
                                                                                                                                             Card No.                                       Expires                                                                                                    No data       5          20         11            17           0           0           16           11
              Carolyn Schimandle
                                                                                       $100 Bronze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                monarchs. Natural Bridges has also                    Capitola
                                                                                                                     specify project
                                                  give back to our parks.                                                                    Signature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                been an ideal location for scientists to
              Josh Stark                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seascape Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No data     240         280       1,050         1,400          4       No data       1,000         700
                                                                                    Membership Information:         Renewing           New Member                                                               study these hearty insects. Scientists                Course, Aptos
                                                                                    Name                                                         Address
                                                                                                                                                                                                                have worked in the grove for years,                   South Branciforte,
                                144 School Street                                                                                                                                                               analyzing the qualities and factors that                                               No data       2          27         24            23       No data         0          100           48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Santa Cruz
                                Santa Cruz CA 95060                                 City                                                         State                           Zip                            make the grove a sound habitat, and
                                Tel 831 429-1840 • Fax 429-6748                                                                                                                                                 the relationship between the differ-
             SantaCruz                                                               Phone                                                       Email

            S TAT E PA R K S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    s Lupin and tiny tips surround fallen oak tree. Photo: Don Nielsen                                        s Bobcat, Moore Creek Watershed. Photo: Frank Balthis                                           s Poppies on Wilder hillside. Photo: Don Nielsen.                                                        s Carol Brownson & Kelsey Ramage at Meder House, 1905 Fourth of July

                                                                                                                                                                                                               enjoy Learn
                                                                                                                  Stunning Artwork Celebrating Our Parks                                                                                                                                               Seacliff State Beach                       Natural Bridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       201 State Park Drive in Aptos              State Beach
                                                                                                                  On Exhibit Now                                                                                                                                                                       831-685-6444                               3531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Visitor Center &                           831-423-4609 Call for info
                                                                                                                             riends is pleased to bring the natural beauty of our parks inside for             • Colorful profusion of spring                     Wilder Ranch                         Park Store open 10a– 4p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and summer wildflowers                                                                                                           Visitor Center &
                                                                                                                             you to appreciate and own at our first art exhibit and sale at Santa                                                                                                      7 days/week until Labor Day
                                                                                                                             Cruz County Bank’s dramatic new Watsonville Branch, up now                          bloom forth, especially at                       State Park                                                                      Park Store open 10a – 4p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wilder ranch and Sunset                          1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz          Cement Ship Festival                       Friday – Monday – summer
                                                                                                                             through June 28.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Bright, soft new ferns grace                     2 miles north of Santa Cruz          Saturday June 3 11a – 4p
                                                                                                                      The show is a great opportunity to see the serigraph fine art prints in our                                                                                                                                                 Tide Pool Explorations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 woodland shade, especially                       on Highway 1 • 831-426-0505          Celebrate the 1920s, WW1
                                                                                                                  first series of park artwork for That’s My Park, created by renowned graphic                   in the Forest of Nisene Marks                    Visitor Center &                     Concrete Ship Palo Alto,                   at low tide
                                                                                                                  artist, Michael Schwab, in celebration of Santa Cruz County’s coastal state                  • Great flocks of Sooty                            Park Store open 10a– 4p              ancient fossils & those living in          explore diverse, fascinating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tide pools, intertidal habitat.

                                                                                                                  parks. For more information about these fine art prints, please see page 6 or go               Shearwaters (Puffinus                            Thursday – Sunday (& July 4th)       Monterey Bay National Marine
                                                                                                                  to                                                                        Griseus) arrive from New                                                              Sanctuary. enjoy music, food,              Wear layered clothing & shoes
                          hen you think of Friends, you may                                                           Gorgeous photos taken in our parks by prominent local artists complement                   Zealand and circle offshore                      Living History                       and fun. Learn with arts, crafts,          with good traction
                                                                                                                  the artwork, including works by Frank Balthis, John Goldberg, Mike Miller,                     around Monterey Bay all                          Demonstrations                       games & stories. Make a kite to
                          think of the many educational and                                                       Don Nielson, and our very own Randy Widera (see photos above). When you                        summer. View their migration                     11a–3p most Saturdays                fly on the beach. Shop in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Santa Cruz Mission
                          interpretive programs we sponsor                                                        go to see the exhibit, be sure to drop your name into the drawing to win beau-                 path in our new Pacific                          & Sundays                            Park Store for apparel and gifts           State Historic Park
                                                                                                                  tiful That’s My Park apparel and merchandise.                                                  Migrations Visitor Center                        Docents in period dress bring        with our new artwork.                      144 School Street, downtown
                          in our parks, and maybe the cool                                                                                                                                                       at New Brighton.                                 history alive                                                                   Santa Cruz • 831-425-5849
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Discover Seacliff History

                                                                                                                     Reception June 28
          merchandise you can pick up in our park stores. This                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tour the Historic                    1p most Saturdays (1 hr)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mission Adobe, Visitor Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & Park Store open 10a–4p
          summer, Friends has even more for you to enjoy.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ranch Buildings                      One-eyed-Charley, Spreckels
                                                                                                                                                                                               5:30pm                                                             1p Saturdays & Sundays (1 hr)        sugar, logging & surfing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday – Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oldest building in Santa Cruz
          The Plein Air Affaire: Outdoor Painting in Scenic Santa Cruz County is a commu-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tells of many peoples
          nity event hosted by the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz.
          This is MAH’s second annual celebration of outdoor painting, this year featuring
                                                                                                                     Santa Cruz County Bank                                                                                                                       Walking Tour of Gray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Whale Ranch Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ancient Fossil Beds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       at Seacliff                                Guided Tour
          Natural Bridges as one of the environmental painting sites. Friends is honored to                          595 Auto Center Drive                              Watsonville                                                                               10a 2nd Saturday (3 hrs)             NooN 1st & 3rd Sunday (1 hr)               1p Sundays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Touch the history of an inland
          sponsor the award for best “wet” painting, acknowledging the best wet painting
          created specifically for this event. In collaboration with MAH’s Plein Air Affaire,
          we will celebrate the Friends’ That’s My Park campaign to support the Natural
                                                                                                                     Please join us                    for a reception at the bank
                                                                                                                     honoring this stunning artwork and the artists. All pieces will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coast Nature Walks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10a each Saturday (2 hrs)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bring water, lunch & walking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sea                                        Sunset State Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  201 Sunset Beach Road,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Forest of Nisene                       Watsonville • Call 831-763-7123
          Bridges Monarch Grove Education and Stewardship fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                   shoes
                                                                                                                     be sold at that time, with an exciting live auction of select                                                                                                                     Marks State Park                           for more info
          Friday July 7 from 5–8p: The weekend begins with a gala Museum Member’s                                    pieces, including the Schwab prints. To submit a proxy bid                                                                                                                        Aptos Creek Road at Soquel Drive,          Summer Campfire
          Preview, reception and sale at MAH. Members of both Friends and MAH can                                    for an auction item, or pre-purchase one of the other pieces,                                                                                                                     Aptos Village • Call 831-763-7123          Programs
          mingle and enjoy the artwork. At this reception, we will conclude our raffle of                                                                                                                                                                                                              or 831-685-6444 to schedule                Friday & Saturday eves
                                                                                                                     please call Peg by Friday, June 23 at the Friends Office (831)                                                                                                                    guided walks
          a lovely painting by local artist Barbara Bailey Porter, along with some other
          prizes. The painting, “Spring at Lighthouse Field” (shown below), can be viewed                            429-1840. All sale proceeds directly benefit the education                                                                                                                        enjoy ferns, redwood ecology               Junior Rangers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       & local logging history. Bring             Fridays & Saturdays – summer
          at the Friends office.                                                                                     and Stewardship funds of Wilder ranch, Natural Bridges,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       water, sunscreen & good
                                                                                                                     Seacliff and the Forest of Nisene Marks.                                                                                                                                          walking shoes
          Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9:
          The artwork (see the MAH website www.
 for Plein Air Affaire details)
          will be on display at Abbott Square (the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Member Hikes RSVP 831-429-1840 or
          Museum courtyard) during the public sale, with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday June 10                         Saturday June 17 10a
          demonstrations from 11a–5p daily.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Forest of Nisene Marks                   Natural Bridges Tide Pools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Independence Day conjures            Vigorous! 5.5 miles min,                 easy .5 mile
          Sunday July 9 at 3p: Friends will sponsor a                                                                                                                                                                                                             up images of a small-town            800 feet elevation, 4 hour min           Hidden treasures appear at low
          symposium highlighting how art can inspire                                                                                                                                                                                                              100 years ago: a band playing,       Hike through coastal history &           tide in fascinating intertidal
          environmental stewardship.                                                                                                                                                                             Independence Day                                 noon parade, 3-legged races,         rich second growth redwood               habitat, with Pat Clark, longtime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lemonade, watermelon, hand-

                 ickets for the raffle will be $10 each, 3                                                                                                                                                          Celebration                                   cranked ice cream. enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       forest, with experienced docent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       leaders, ed Gilbert and Jim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Natural Bridges docent & Friends’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                former board chair. Wear sturdy
                 for $25 or a book of 10 for $75. Friends                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday July 4 11am – 4pm                       relaxed family atmosphere, as        Toney. Bring water, lunch and            shoes with good traction.
                 needs you to get out and sell tickets. We                                                                                                                                                                                                        folks return year after year for     good hiking shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wilder ranch State Park                        our most popular special event.
          will make it worth your time with our raffle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz                  View Meder House under
          ticket incentive plan. Sell a book of 10 and
          receive a set of eight distinctive That’s My Park                                                                                                                                                                                                       renovation.
          notecards. Sell two books and receive the beauti-
          ful That’s My Park T-shirt of your choice. Sell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Buy your own square        Attend Monarch University at              Shop Friends’ park stores at
          three books and the That’s My Park Sweatshirt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          foot of historic Meder     Natural Bridges in September              Seacliff, New Brighton, Natural
          you’ve had your eye on is yours. The person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Home at Wilder Ranch.      and become a docent:                      Bridges Wilder ranch, Mission
          selling the most tickets will receive our fabulous
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Donate to Friends for fine art                              Help us furnish this       • Learn remarkable Monarch                Adobe and online at www.
          grand prize —a back country ride-along for                                                                                                                                                                                                          innovative “Touch and Use”               butterfly science from uniquely All proceeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                              silkscreen prints of our new
          two through the Coast Dairies Property (which                                                                                                                                                       compelling artwork, limited                     Living Museum, with sturdy               knowledgeable teachers                  benefit our parks. Discount 15%
          is currently closed to the public) and the back                                                                                                                                                     edition, signed and numbered                    replica antiques, so curious           • Lead Monarch butterfly tours            for all members of Friends! Watch
          country at Wilder Ranch with Ranger Joe Con-                                                                                                                                                        by renowned artist Michael                      children and visitors can grasp          for schoolchildren & other              for our new Friends’ store coming
          nors and our own Randy Widera. If you just                                                                                                                                                          Schwab. 100% tax deductible.                    rural life in 1900. For each $30         visitors                                soon to the Rancho del Mar
          want to pick up a couple of tickets for yourself,                                                                                                                                                   All proceeds go to education &                  donation, receive one limited          • Host people from around the             Shopping Center.
          please call Peg at the Friends’ Office, (831) 429-                                                                                                                                                  Stewardship Funds for respective                edition, copper coated Wilder            corner and the globe at our
          1840. Tickets sold at the reception on July 7th                                                                                                                                                     parks. See page 6 and visit www.                ranch coin or key ring coin, 1.5.”       Visitor Center & Park Store             Give a Friends’ membership
          will cost the full face value, so get them early for                                                                                                                                       for info.                       Available at our 1906 Fourth           • Become a citizen scientist &            to a loved one and help bring
          the best deal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of July Celebration or contact           monitor Monarch Grove habitat           our local state parks alive with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              us. We’re over halfway to our          To secure your place, please              learning and wonder.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $50,000 goal!                          contact Martha at 831-423-4609 or
                                                                        s “Spring at Lighthouse Field” by Barbara Bailey-Porter ~ Oil on CanvasDonated to Friends for First Prize in Raffle ~ $1,000 value                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to all our new and renewing
                                                                                         Stewards Storytellers                                                                                                                                         members and donors

              ig    b asin s tate p ark ,     When Central Coast voters kindly            As we seek that elusive permanent,
                outside the township of       sent me back to Sacramento as their         dedicated State Parks funding source                                       Major Donors                           Bronze                               Supporting                        Convergence 2006
                Boulder Creek, was our        representative in the California State      for basic park operations, it is vital                                     rowland & Patricia rebele    $25,000   Anonymous                            Deborah Allen
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous                    $25,000   Jack Bassett                         Carole and Tom Beckett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Abalone Connection ~
                first state park. Andrew P.   Assembly, I naturally focused some          that we support the Friends of Santa                                       Anonymous                    $10,000   Dennis and Terese Boronda            David Berkland                    Friends’ affiliate
    Hill’s affection and dedication in the    work on State Parks. For future             Cruz State Parks. And after we                                             Anonymous                      $5000   Jim and Carol Brownson               richard Boyce                     Celebrating the Shimmering
    19th century gave us this jewel in        generations to access the wonders my        acquire that funding source, we need                                       Anonymous                      $5000   Dr. Fred and Kate Chen               Holly Butler
                                                                                                                                                                     Lode Data Systems              $5000   Mark and eve Davidson                Devon Cattrell                    Bridge between Monterey Bay
    the crown of the State Parks system,      parents and grandparents gave me,           Friends, too, for they ignite park                                         Anonymous                      $4000   Adela Feran                          Greg Christopher                  & Minamiboso, Japan
    where so many, including me, fell in      I authored Proposition 12 in 2000,          stewardship by skillfully inspiring                                        Anonymous                      $2000   Jim and Jean Gervais                 Peggy and James Clifford          Nancy and Douglas Asche
                                                                                                                                                                     Finkelman Family Foundation    $2000   Dr. John and Susan Glina             Sonia and Thomas Deetz            Patricia and William Barton
    love with the natural beauty of parks,    and Proposition 40 in 2002, the             park visitors to enjoy, learn and give                                                                                                                                                   Barbara and Anthony Bennetti
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous                      $1850   Melanie Grabe and Barry Hoglund      Maggie Dickson
    and our responsibility for them.          two largest park and environmental          back to their beloved State Parks.                                         Jon and Jill Winston           $1500   robin Griffith                       Betsy eakman                      Gary Bianchi
                                              protection bonds ever enacted in                                                                                       Bonnie & George Clark          $1000   Dan and rebecca Haifley              Jan and Jerry Finney              Lindy Bixby
    Several times each summer in the          our nation’s history. Voters clearly        It is an honor and a pleasure to be                                        Val Cole & Freny Cooper        $1000   David Heyn                           earlene Freeman                   James and Cindy Bogard
                                                                                                                                                                     Linda & Ted Hoff               $1000   Glenn Johnson                        Leslie Freund                     Peggy and Victor Bogard
    1950s, my parents and grandparents        demonstrated their great love and           associated with the Friends of Santa                                       Anne Lynn & Todd Patterson     $1000   Jeannie and John Kegebein            Lorraine Gaudin                   Ted Burke
    took my older brother and I from          support for our California State Parks      Cruz State Parks. I thank you and all                                      Julie Packard & robt Stephens $1000    Pat and Charlie Kieffer              Dotty Gibb                        A Christmann
    our home in the oppressive heat of        system by big majorities for both           the fine people who help Friends in                                        Ted Burke                       $800   Mike and Karen Lasday                Laura Giges                       Gary Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phyllis and Dick Leshin              Jim Grossman                      ricardo de la Cruz
    Sacramento to the cool, fog-engulfed      bond measures.                              their essential, wonderful and hard
                                                                                                                                                                     That’s My Park                         Arlene Levy and Paul Figueroa        Diane and Howard Grunes           Kathy Dearing
    wonderland that is Big Basin State                                                    work.                                                                      Lynne and Dan Alper                    Diane and Stephen McIntrye           Grace Hansen                      Teresa and Gergory Dougherty
    Park, with majestic, cathedral-like       Propositions 12 and 40 have helped                                                                                     Bruce Bangert                          Michael Merrithew                    Dyane and Craig Harwood           Lee and emily Duffus
                                                                                          Sincerely,                                                                 Mary and Steven Bignell                Katharine Minott                     Hedwig Heerschop                  Geraldine Gibson
    redwood groves, sword ferns lining        us meet the capital needs of our State                                                                                                                        Linda Preston                        Trish Hucklebridge                Maria Gitin
                                                                                                                                                                     Borina Foundation
    perennial and annual streams, and         Parks system, but cannot address their         Fred Keeley                                                             California State Parks                 Cheryl and Joe Pruss                 Miriam Kaplan                     Tony Hill
    many birds living at every level of       operational expenses. As California                                                                                    Andrew and eisha Carroll               Patricia and William rackstraw       Molly Keesling                    Seiko Jabri
                                                                                                                                                                     Shannon and Curtis Cobb                Jane reid and Alan Allwardt          Sue and Bruce Kissell             Pat and Charlie Kieffer
    forest canopy.                            grows by nearly 500,000 people                                                                                         Val Cole and Freny Cooper              Herbert richards                     Gerry Martin                      Lea Ann and Bud Lamb

                                                                                             Fred Keeley
                                              every year, pressures on our State                                                                                     Joe Collonge                           Jonah and Jennifer rubin             Carol McCarthy                    robert and Nancy Ley
    I moved to Boulder Creek in the           Parks system dwarf the skeletal funds                                                                       lives in   Community Printers *                   Jean Schaaf                          Lynn and Bill Moffat              Juleen and John Lisher
    1970s after graduating from San                                                                                                                                  Peggy and Paul Danielson               Philip and Irene Sidel               Amy Newell                        Annie Lydon
                                              designated by the governor and the                                                                          Santa      Janice DiCiuccio                       Brewster and Deborah Smith           Nick Papadakis                    Sandy Lydon
    Jose State University and connected       legislature. Our State Parks need and                                                                                  Mary edmund                            Christa Stiner                       Joyce Passow                      John and Billie Mahaney
    again to Big Basin. With my running       deserve a permanent, dedicated fund-           Cruz, where he is Treasurer of the County of Santa Cruz. From           Food Bin & Herb room *                 Paul Thiltgen and Maureen role       Helene Pauly                      Janice Manabe
    partner, Dr. David Resneck-Sannes, I                                                                                                                             Joseph Franks                          Grace Voss                           Bill and Jutta Perry              Frank and Barbara McCrary
                                              ing source for their operational needs.        1996 through 2002, Mr. Keeley represented the Monterey Bay              Megan Johnson                          Lenore Wax                           Kelsey ramage                     Katharine Minott
    ran trails in Big Basin, Henry Cowell,    One idea I find attractive is a tiny fee                                                                               Land Trust Santa Cruz County *         Birgit Weskamp                       Mathilde rand                     edwin and eiko Mitoma
    Forest of Nisene Marks, and Wilder                                                       area in the California State Assembly, where he served as Speaker                                                                                   Audrey rockstroh                  Allan Molho
                                              for recordation of all real property                                                                                   Lani LeBlanc
    Ranch— each a gem in its own right,       documents in California. Even a ten-           pro Tempore of the Assembly from 1998 through 2002. Prior to            Mark Leitch and Jan West               Park Stewards                        Francine ronald                   Yoshie Morrissey
                                                                                                                                                                     Linda Lester                           Art Andrews                          Anne Sherwood                     Larry Pageler and Katie Freeman
    and each a world of wonder, natural       dollar fee would generate millions of          his service in the legislature, Mr. Keeley served for eight years on    Nancy Machado                          Karin Behrens                        Path Star                         Sharon and Calvin Potter
    beauty, and inspiration. Running is       dollars dedicated to protecting and                                                                                    Linda Preston                          Lyn and Bill Binch                   Gabrielle Stocker                 Lynne and David Press
    good for the body, and running in a                                                      the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, representing the San        Jane reid and Alan Allwardt            William Brooks                       Nancy Thomas                      rowland & Patricia rebele
                                              enhancing our state parks and other                                                                                    Pamela rhodes                          Lynne and John Caldwell              David-Ladd Wilson                 Kevin rooney and rachel Spencer
    State Park is great for the soul.         natural resources.                             Lorenzo Valley-Scotts Valley area. Mr. Keeley is a member of the        Jean Schaaf                            Karen Christensen                    Marsha Wiseman                    Mike rotkin
                                                                                                                                                                     Geoff Seal                             Pat Clark and Chela Lucas            Margaret and Jan Ysselstein       Paula and Thomas Suzuki
                                                                                             Board of Directors of the California League of Conservation Voters,     Joe Simitian                           Carol Clark                                                            Michael Thoits
    Background image: Vista from Big Basin.
                                                                                             and has been widely recognized for his leadership in the making         Tom Stearns and Joy Bertrand           Kate Clark                           Student/Senior                    Tim Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                     Barry Swenson Builders *               Peter and Sharleen Cole              Sally Altick                      Jim and Barb Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                     David and Monica Terrazas              Maree and Mark Creed                 David Anaya Jane Borg             Katharine Verhagen
                                                                                             of environmental policy, including by the University of California,
                                                                                                                                                            *                     Bill Cummings                        Kathy Curtaz                      Candace Waage
                                                                                             which established a lecture series in his honor, the Fred Keeley        Maria Widera & Family                  Brad Davis                           Darryl and Marilyn Dill           Donald Yamaguchi
                                                                                                                                                                     randy Wildera and Julie Sidel          Joanie and Joe Dellos-Taylor         Ginny Dillingham
                                                                                             Lectures on the environment at UCSC.                                    * in kind donations                    Pat and Ted Durkee                   Jack and Iris Farr                Business Sponsors
                                                                                                                                                                                                            James and Marianne Franks            Dorothy Forster                   Migration Festival 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Beckmann’s Old World Bakery
                                                                                                                                                                     Gold $500                              Mark Hamersly and ruth Updegraff     Mary Franich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Douglas-Michel Butterfly Plants
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous                              Tonya Haro                           Marge and Malcolm Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                            DeAnne and rich Hart                 Linda and robert Frisbey          Noah’s Bagels
                                                                                                                                                                     Bruce Bangert
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joni Janecki                         Nan Goldstein                     Palace Art and Office Supply
                                                                                                                                                                     Mary and Steven Bignell
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kathleen Loughlin and randall rea    rose Gong and G. Ness             raley’s Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                     Borina Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joe and Lee Mac Donell               Marjorie Jackson                  Starbucks
                                                                                                                                                                     Cathy and Jack Bradley
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lew Merrill                          Dart and Peggy Keech
                                                                                                                                                                     Shannon and Curtis Cobb
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mike Morton and Nancy Lewis          Dorothy Kukla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Retail Partners
                                                                                                                                                                     Val Cole and Freny Cooper                                                                                     Bay Tree Books
                                                                                                                                                                     Joe Collonge                           Dania Moss                           Wendell Maberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bookshop Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                     Diane and Don Cooley                   Don Nielsen                          Marji Macrury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bugaboo Mountaineering
                                                                                                                                                                     Peggy and Paul Danielson               Jo and ron Olmstead                  emily Maloney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fleet Feet
                                                                                                                                                                     Mary edmund                            Pamela Poetsch and James Pellegrin   Lenore Mills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Paper Vision
                                                                                                                                                                     Joseph Franks                          Liz ryan                             ralph Mooers
                                                                                                                                                                     Granite Construction                   Cynthia rybicki
                                                                                                                                                                                                            randall Schragg and Jody Peugh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ros and Jim Munro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hannah Nielsen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Special thanks to
                                                                                                                                                                     Linda and Ted Hoff                                                                                            Community Printers for their
                                                                                                                                                                     Megan Johnson                          Judy and Jim Schultze                Julia Patton                      continued support of our programs.
                                                                                                                                                                     Mark Leitch and Jan West               Janet Schwind                        Miriam and Vernon Pike
                                                                                                                                                                     Anne Lynn and Todd Patterson           Celia and Peter Scott                Bob Piwarzyk
                                                                                                                                                                     Nancy Machado                          Mari Tustin                          Dottie robinson
                                                                                                                                                                     Gretchen and Jim Mair                  Nancy Walker                         Marie romero
                                                                                                                                                                     Linda Melton                                                                Wolfgang rosenberg
                                                                                                                                                                     Craig & Dusty Miller
                                                                                                                                                                     Joan and Bob Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Isabel Alvarado and eddy Dees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Norma Del Gaudio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Brenda Schmida
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                                                                                                                                                                     Julie Packard & robert Stephens        Leslie and richard Andrews           Helen Schomberg                4 Members receive
                                                                                                                                                                     Lise Peterson and Don Peattie          Nannette Benedict                    Bonita Sebastian
                                                                                                                                                                     Plantronics                            George Bunch                         Phyllis Stollenwerk              quarterly Park Views
                                                                                                                                                                     Leland and Vivian Prussia              Cynthia Chang and Thomas Yin         Pat and Tom Whitaker           4 1% discount in:
                                                                                                                                                                     Debbie and Louis Salkind               Mark Conover                         Charlotte and William Wilson
                                                                                                                                                                     Geoff Seal                             Chris and Pat Cross                                                   • All Friends’ stores: New Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                     Tom Stearns & elizabeth Nowicki        Genevieve Dean                       Seacliff Pier                      ~ Seacliff ~ Wilder ranch ~
                                                                                                                                                                     David and Monica Terrazas              Maria del rio and Glen Ishiwata
                                                                                                                                                                     Jim and Carol Toney                    Bill and Ann Frohn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Memorial Bench                     Mission Adobe ~ Natural Bridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 John Akeman & Family               & Rancho del Mar in June!
                                                                                                                                                                     Gloria Hihn Welsh                      Marcella and Joe Hall
                                                                                                                                                                     Tanya Wendling                         Tom and Joan Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                     Julie, randy & Denali Widera           Ann and Tom Harris                                                  4 And 1% discount with these
                                                                                                                                                                     Tanya Wendling                         John Horvath and Marlene Waite                                        generous businesses:
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                                                                                                                                                                     Silver                                 Burton Kendall and Sally Towse                                        • Kayak Connection
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                                                                                                                                                                     Lynne & Dan Alper Fund                 Stephen and Jane Lau
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                                                                                                                                                                     Daryl Dichek                           Doris and Leo Pfiffner                                                • Nature Store at Henry Cowell
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            elaine and Jerry Waggoner                                             • York Gallery & Framing
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