Cal Poly has set up a recovery fund for the Swanton Pacific Ranch in Santa Cruz County that was mostly destroyed in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on Aug. 19 and 20.
The school said on the webpage that all staff and students were able to evacuate the fire safely, and all livestock was transported from the ranch. However, several structures were destroyed.
“Our thoughts go out to those who also suffered losses in this fire and the many other fires that continue to ravage California,” the fund description reads. “We will work closely with both our Cal Poly family and our partners in the surrounding Santa Cruz community to rise up, rebuild, and grow from the ashes.”