Links of Interest

San Benito County Parks & Recreation:  Dedicated to the enhancement of park and recreation opportunities in San Benito County. Community Foundation of San Benito County: Dedicated to building a stronger community and enhancing the quality of life in San Benito County through the support of philanthropic activities. CMAP (Community Media Access Partnership): A non-profit tax-exempt public, education and government access media center that serves Gilroy, Hollister and San Juan Baustista.
Heritage PreservationWorking to ensure the preservation of America's collections for present and future generations. California Historical Society:  A non-profit organization that offers free access to its archives of manuscripts, photographs, books and artwork, as well as diverse exhibitions, programs and events. Monterey County Historical Society: As San Benito County was once part of Monterey County, our history is forever intertwined.
Monterey Peninsula Foundation: Enhances the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas through strategic disbursement of charitable funds generated by hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. BenitoLink: Residents and visitors will be able to find out what is happening throughout San Benito County and to find important services, opportunities and information. Pinnacles National Park: Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcanic field.
Gilroy Historical Society:  Brings together people interested in the history of Gilroy and the surrounding area. St. Francis Retreat:  A quiet place of reflection emphasizing the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Agricultural History Project: Discover the fascinating agricultural history of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley, and Watsonville.
State Park System (San Juan Bautista): Visitor information on the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Mercey Hot Springs: Provides a natural and unspoiled recreational area and retreat while implementing Renewable Energy and Ecologically Friendly systems. Mission San Juan Bautista: The fifteenth and the largest of the California missions established in 1797.
Hollister Hills SVRA: Offers recreation for motorcyclists, 4-wheelers, picnickers, and campers in the Gabilan Mountains just an hour’s drive from San Jose. San Benito County Clerk-Recorder: A great resource for ordering vital records.   

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