Celebrate SB's 19th Annual Creek Week! September 15-22, 2018

Creek Week is an annual celebration of our creeks, watersheds, and the ocean, with many local organizations hosting events to help build awareness and stewardship of the natural treasures of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria.

Join in guided nature walks, project tours, restoration events, beach and creek clean-ups, and much more!

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How to Participate

Volunteer

volunteerHelp keep your community beautiful by coming out to one of our many clean-up and restoration events throughout Creek Week.

Go on a Nature Walk

hikingExplore the beauty of our surroundings by attending guided nature walks in and around our creeks, beaches, and watersheds.

Attend a Guided Tour

tourLearn what local governments, non-profits, and service organizations are doing to restore our watersheds and improve creek and ocean water quality.


Schedule of Events

View Printable Schedule (Updated 09/18/18)
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Be part of the Solution! Coastal Cleanup Day is on Saturday, September 15th, 9am-12pm. With more than 30 sites to choose from throughout Santa Barbara County, it’s time to show your favorite beach or creek[...]
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Carpinteria Salt Marsh
Explore the estuary of two creeks in the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park. We will look at the geology, botany, and zoology of this dynamic ecosystem.  A flat trail offers access to all.  Enjoy an[...]
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Carpinteria State Beach Visitor Center
Help clean-up Carpinteria State Beach, and enjoy kids activities, crafts, and games! Contact Leanne Roth at (805) 684-2811 x0 for details.
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Del Norte & Glen Annie Road
Meet at the corner of Del Norte Drive and Glen Annie Road in Goleta. Help the Environmental Defense Center, City of Goleta, and Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council remove trash from Glen Annie Creek! Litter washing off[...]
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Office
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division for a tour on the Land Shark! Learn about our efforts to protect and restore local creeks and watersheds, as we visit project sites on land, then[...]
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am Carpinteria Boathouse
Explore the Carpinteria coastline and learn about the local watershed with this land and sea tour. Kayak along the coast where you will have a view of the top of the watershed in the mountains[...]
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Baron Ranch Trail
CANCELLED – Unfortunately we did not have enough interest to put on this event. —– Tour the County’s historic Baron Ranch and the extensive on-going native habitat restoration project in progress there. County staff and[...]
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Montecito Union School Auditorium
Join Urban Creeks Council with experts Tom Fayram (Deputy Director Public Works, Santa Barbara County Flood Control District), Ed Keller (Professor, Environmental Geology, Earth Sciences Dept. UCSB), Natasha Lohmus (Environmental Scientist, California Dept. Of Fish[...]
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Goleta Sanitary District
Tour the Goleta Sanitary District’s upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant, and learn how biological, physical, and chemical processes treat wastewater and produce reclaimed water, biosolids, and energy for the plant. Goleta Sanitary District is the Goleta[...]
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm Creeks Division, Parks and Recreation Office
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division for a tour of our Upper Arroyo Burro Restoration at Barger Canyon. In late 2013, the Creeks Division purchased a 14.19 acre parcel on Foothill Road along[...]
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm San Ysidro Debris Basin
TOUR FULL – We have reached the maximum number of participants we are able to take on this tour. The San Ysidro Debris Basin is one of several sites in the Montecito and Carpinteria area[...]
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Santa Barbara Zoo
Join the Santa Barbara Zoo for a clean-up of Sycamore Creek! With predictions for rains this winter thanks to El Niño, it is important to remove as much trash from our creeks as possible in[...]
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Island Brewing Company VIP Room
Join Charles Hamilton (former General Manager of the Carpinteria Valley Water District) for a conversation about water as a beverage, how it gets to you through plastic bottles or the tap, the relative risks posed[...]
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am Honda Valley Open Space
Target Birds Woodpeckers Towhees Jays Mockingbirds Raptors & Others Directions (Where we will meet!) From Hwy 101 take the Carillo Street exit Turn towards the south (away from downtown) Turn left on Miramonte Drive We[...]
Sep 21 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm North Campus Open Space
Come tour this 100 acre wetland and upland restoration project before it opens to the public! Learn about the benefits of wetland restoration including reducing flooding, improving water quality, adapting to sea level rise, and[...]
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am Santa Barbara Harbor
Location: Santa Barbara Harbor and Andrée Clark Bird Refuge We will meet at the base of the breakwater at the Santa Barbara Harbor. There is ample, free parking on the right as you enter the harbor[...]
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Watershed Resource Center
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, Explore Ecology, and County of Santa Barbara Project Clean Water for a screening of the film Straws. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner or purchase takeout from[...]

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Contacts

Liz Smith
City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division
lsmith@santabarbaraca.gov
(805) 897-2606

Cathleen Garnand
County of Santa Barbara Project Clean Water
cgarnan@cosbpw.net
(805) 568-3561

Everett King
City of Goleta Environmental Services
eking@cityofgoleta.org
(805) 961-7576

Erin Maker
City of Carpinteria Public Works
erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us
(805) 684-5405 x415

Nick Bruce
UCSB Environmental Health & Safety
nicholas.bruce@ucsb.edu
(805) 893-8997

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