Celebrate SB's 17th Annual Creek Week! September 17-25, 2016

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!

View Schedule

How to Participate


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

Download Printable Schedule (Last year’s – 2016 to come soon!)
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Be part of the Solution! Coastal Cleanup Day is on Saturday, September 17th, 9am-12pm. With more than 30 sites to choose from in Santa Barbara County, it’s time to show your favorite beach or creek[...]
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm San Jose Creek at Berkeley Road in Goleta
Join the Environmental Defense Center for a clean-up of San Jose Creek in Goleta! Meet at the footbridge over San Jose Creek on Berkeley Road. For more information, please contact Brian Trautwein at (805) 963-1622 x108 or[...]

Follow Us

Share your Creek Week photos on Instagram tagged with #sbcreekweek!

Like us on Facebook to keep up to date on Creek Week happenings!


Liz Smith
City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division
(805) 897-2606

John Karamitsos
County of Santa Barbara Project Clean Water
(805) 568-3373

Everett King
City of Goleta Environmental Services
(805) 961-7576

Erin Maker
City of Carpinteria Public Works
(805) 684-5405 x415

Jodi Woods
UCSB Department of Environment
(805) 893-7014

Carpinteria_PW_Logo CreeksLogoCMYKforwebsite project-clean-waterGoleta_city_sealucsb