Taking Care of Seacliff2012 07 04_2065

The Seacliff Improvement Association is active in and around our community. From zoning issues to encouraging beautiful gardens and native plant restoration, we  help make Seacliff a wonderful place to visit and live.

Our activities include:

Human Race Fundraiser

The Human Race Walkathon & Fun Run is a nationwide community fundraising event for non-profits. It provides an opportunity for all sectors of the community to join together for a common purpose — sustaining vital community services and programs.The money is used for our activities and events including improving and maintaining our many Seacliff gardens.  The association receives 75% for every dollar raised, and the Human Race organizers receive 25% to stage and coordinate the event.

We need your help! You can join the fun and participate in the race/walk collecting pledges for yourself, or you can simply pledge for another SIA team member. The nearly five-mile run/walk will take place along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. This race is a fun opportunity for our Seacliff community to come together! Friendly dogs on leashes are also welcome!

Seacliff Gardening

Our association maintains three gardens in Seacliff. Funding for plants, maintenance and improvements come from membership dues and our annual fundraiser.

State Park Garden

In 1995 the area in front of the shopping center at the corner of State Park Drive and Seacliff Drive was a mess with weeds, dust and trash so the Bill with Shovelassociation decided to beautify the area. A member built the retaining walls; then they hauled in dirt and plants were installed. We will continue to maintain this spot until it is replaced by a county streetscaping plan that is planned for the downtown area of Seacliff Village.  At that time, we will transplant many of the beautiful treasures from this garden to our other spots around Seacliff.

Steve Sows

Mini Park

Located along Seacliff Drive on a wedge of land overlooking the ocean, the association created this favorite vista point along the cliff above Seacliff State Beach. Many locals and visitors frequent this little slice of paradise to enjoy the sunrise, sunset and beautiful view of Monterey Bay. Membership funds are used to maintain this native and drought-tolerant garden.


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Nestled between the Mar Vista rail crossing and Mar Vista Drive, Cedar and Poplar Streets, the Mar Vista Garden began as a neighborhood project that has grown into a beautiful garden spot for everyone to enjoy.