Friends of Pinto Lake

Alert: Due to a dangerous level of algae toxins, the lake is closed. The park remains open for all picnicking and camping activities.

Our Mission:
Save Pinto Lake

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Friends of Pinto Lake is an organization of concerned community members who want to restore the environmental health of this 8,000 year-old lake, bordered by Watsonville City Park and Santa Cruz County Park, for wildlife and human life to enjoy safely. Our mission is to raise awareness and provide advocacy regarding issues and actions to help improve Pinto Lake's watershed, to work for the betterment of the lake's natural, sustainable environment for native plants and wildlife, and to support recreational opportunities for generations to come.