It’s been 40 years since a mercury mine in San Benito County closed. Finally, the Environmental Protection Agency is cleaning it up. For KAZU, Leslie David reports on the project and why it took so long.
Santa Cruz, CA – The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is one of nine parks in the Santa Cruz and Monterey State Park Districts that's set to close by July because of state budget cuts. Seventy parks are set to close statewide. The park is home to Santa Cruz County's oldest building, a Mission adobe. "So the Ohlone people who were inducted into the Mission lived in family housing in this building, and we look at the story of the Mission through their perspective," said Park Interpreter Julie Sidel.