Sempervirens Fund

Castle Rock Visitor Center Gets Green Light

Reed Holderman of Sempervirens Fund displays an artist's rendering of the new Castle Rock entryway. Mike Kahn photo.

The Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Sempervirens Fund's proposal for a new LEED-certified visitors center for Castle Rock State Park.

Castle Rock Visitor Center: A Welcome Development

The plan to spruce up Castle Rock State Park and attract more visitors, proposed by Sempervirens Fund, reflects new ideas about access.

Santa Cruz B-Ball Star Joins Sempervirens Board

Austin Swift, Santa Cruz High graduate-turned-Google recruiter, is joining the board of Sempervirens Fund.

Santa Cruz native and Google recruiter Aaron Swift joins the board of the state's oldest conservation organization.

The Great Park

The San Vicente Redwoods lies in the heart of the Great Park. Photo by Karl Kroeber.

The Great Park is Sempervirens Fund’s bid to achieve its ultimate goal to preserve a fully functioning redwood ecosystem in perpetuity.

Hike The Great Park: Ocean View Summit

The view from Ocean View Summit is very similar to this one from McCrary Ridge: forested ridges leading to the sparkling Pacific. Photo by Miguel Vieira on Wikimedia Commons.

This Big Basin hike offers a stunning summit-to-sea perspective on the Great Park, a 200-square-mile swath of Santa Cruz Mountain redwood forest.

Sempervirens Fund

Castle Rock State Park, designated in 1968, forms a vital piece of the Great Park envisioned by Sempervirens Fund. Photo by Phillippe Cohen.

The Folks Who Brought You Big Basin Specialists in preserving Santa Cruz Mountains redwoods, Sempervirens Fund is reassembling a Great Park from Silicon Valley to the Pacific Ocean. Join the effort now!

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