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!

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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

Download Printable Schedule (Updated 9/12/16)
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 11:59 pm
Join in the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division’s first Creek Week Scavenger Hunt! Celebrate Creek Week, explore our local watersheds, and win fun prizes while you’re at it! How to Play: 1) Download the[...]
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Leadbetter Beach
SWIM | PADDLE | CELEBRATE & SUPPORT CLEAN WATER! Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper on Saturday, September 17th from 8AM – 1PM at Leadbetter Beach for our first annual Santa Barbara AQUATHON! SWIMATHON – 500m or[...]
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 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park
Learn about the important role salt marshes play as part of our watershed. See the wildlife in this beautifully restored habitat and have fun. Meet at the entrance on the beach side of the Carpinteria[...]
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Coastal Access Parking Lot
At the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration (CCBER), we’re making the most of an interconnected housing and natural area restoration project! North Campus Faculty Housing (aka Ocean Walk), is a model for integrating[...]
Sep 18 @ 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 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Arroyo Burro Open Space
Join the Urban Creeks Council and Friends of Arroyo Burro Creek at the newly dedicated City Park Open Space on Arroyo Burro Creek. We will start at 12:00 with an informal talk and tours of the Park.[...]
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Ocean Meadows Golf Course
The North Campus Open Space Restoration Project will restore more than 40 acres of wetland and 90 acres of diverse uplands and transitional habitats to the former Ocean Meadows Golf Course and adjacent lands that[...]
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pure Order Brewing Co.
JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF BBQ, BEER + SHORT FILMS The YETI Presents Stories from the Wild Film Tour invites you to get to know YETI on a more personal level. Over a night[...]
Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Goleta Sanitary District's Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tour the Goleta Sanitary District’s recently upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant, and learn how biological, physical and chemical processes treat wastewater and produce recycled water, biosolids, and energy for the plant. Meet at One William Moffett[...]
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm Creeks Division, Parks and Recreation Office
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division and Creeks Advisory Committee for a site visit at our Upper Arroyo Burro Restoration at Barger Canyon project, which is currently under construction. In late 2013, the[...]
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm Island Brewing Company
Join us as Eric Boldt from the National Weather Service discusses the ongoing drought in southern CA and what the coming winter might hold for us.  Mauricio Gomez and Erin Maker will follow that with[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am Carpinteria Boathouse
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest. We will plan on hosting paddles again next year! Explore the Carpinteria coastline and learn about the local watershed with this land and sea[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am Leadbetter Beach
Bring your little ones and join BabywearingSB for a clean-up of Leadbetter Beach.  Meet up between the restrooms and Shoreline Beach Cafe. Bags and gloves will be provided. For details contact Jen Hollywood at JHollywood@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Goleta Beach
Join the City of Goleta for a Bird Walk at Goleta Beach. Meet at the foot of the pier at Goleta Beach Park. For details contact Everett King at (805) 961-7565 or eking@cityofgoleta.org.
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park
Learn about the important role salt marshes play as part of our watershed. See the wildlife in this beautifully restored habitat and have fun. Meet at the entrance on the beach side of the Carpinteria[...]
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Office
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest. We plan on hosting another Land Shark Tour next year! Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division for a tour on the Land[...]
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm The REEF at UCSB
Calling all families! Join us at UCSB’s Campus Point for a day of ocean celebration, with activities and adventures for all ages. Tidepooling, ecolabs, E/V Nautilus interactions, water activities (surfing and paddling), and face painting.[...]
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm San Jose Creek at Berkeley Road in Goleta
Join the Environmental Defense Center and the City of Goleta 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Arroyo Hondo Preserve
Join us for a fun and informative afternoon at The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County’s Arroyo Hondo Preserve. Celebrate Creek Week with family and friends as guests of the Land Trust on the beautiful Gaviota[...]
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Join Explore Ecology at the Watershed Resource Center for snacks, make a “Wish in a Bottle,” watershed model demonstrations, videos, and more! Other activities will include giant bubbles, kelp beads, and water art projects! Watershed[...]
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm San Clemente Housing at UCSB
Check out UCSB’s multi-benefit stormwater management system at San Clemente Habitat Restoration area! This 6 acre restoration site contains multiple habitats including a one acre stormwater management system that slows down the flow, allows infiltration,[...]

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Contacts

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

John Karamitsos
County of Santa Barbara Project Clean Water
johnk@cosbpw.net
(805) 568-3373

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

Jodi Woods
UCSB Department of Environment
jodi.woods@ehs.ucsb.edu
(805) 893-7014

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