EPiC

EPiC: Clean Oceans International

EPiC: Clean Oceans International

One man’s quest to save the sea By Leonie Sherman “I’m probably at the age where I should be retired,” says Jim Holm, founder of Clean Oceans International. He glances out his office window at the bustling Santa Cruz Harbor. “Instead I’m just really tired.”...
EPiC: Heal the Bay

EPiC: Heal the Bay

Healing waters from city to sea Words by Leonie Sherman • Photos courtesy Heal the Bay Thirty years ago locals were watching the Santa Monica Bay die before their eyes. “Lifeguards were getting sick, surfers were getting rashes, and we found dolphins with fin rot and...
EPiC: Protecting Mono Lake

EPiC: Protecting Mono Lake

Mono Lake Committee safeguards California gem Words by Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy Mono Lake Committee On the edge of Yosemite National Park, fifteen miles east of Tioga Pass, Mono Lake shimmers like a jewel amid the vast monochromatic expanse of the Great Basin....
EPiC: Thinking Like a Watershed

EPiC: Thinking Like a Watershed

The Mattole Restoration Council: restoring the land from ridgeline to river By Leonie Sherman Deep in the forests of southern Humboldt lie the sprawling remains of the biggest madrone on the planet. Locals call it the Council Madrone. Indigenous people gathered...
EPiC: Truckee Donner Land Trust

EPiC: Truckee Donner Land Trust

Saving open space for all of us By Leonie Sherman Rumor has it that the Truckee Donner Land Trust started around a kitchen table, but one founder, John Eaton insists it was a fireplace. Twenty-five years ago he was working on land issues with local environmental and...
EPiC: Save Our Shores – Saving the Beaches

EPiC: Save Our Shores – Saving the Beaches

 After nearly forty years Save Our Shores continues its heroic work By Leonie Sherman Lots of people move to Santa Cruz to be near the ocean, but Rachel Kippen moved there to save it. After years of working on marine science and policy from Orange County to San...
EPiC: California FarmLink

EPiC: California FarmLink

Promoting sustainable agriculture by supporting the next generation of farmers By Ariana Reguzzoni It’s an alarming yet well-known statistic in the world of agriculture that the average age of the American small farmer is 58. As our farmers retire, will there be...
EPiC: Solar Climbers

EPiC: Solar Climbers

Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright bring solar power to the underprivileged through the Honnold Foundation By Kristin Conard Alex Honnold. He may be known best for his free-soloing and speed ascents of big walls, but the California dirtbag/professional climber is more than...
EPiC: Saving the Solitude

EPiC: Saving the Solitude

Snowlands Network preserves human powered winter Imagine gliding through a serene Tahoe glade on a pair of cross country skis. Then imagine a line of snowmobiles blasting through the forest and shattering the peace. Sound familiar? Most likely not—and there is a...