Celebrate SB's 21st Annual Creek Week! September 19-26, 2020

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.

While we can’t meet in person in 2020, we encourage community members to join in fun and educational self-guided activities, online talks and presentations, beach and neighborhood 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 9/15/20)
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coastal Clean-Up Day has been changed for 2020 and is now Coastal Cleanup Month. This year, instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, cleanups will happen every[...]
Sep 19 – Sep 26 all-day
Crafty Creek Weekers, join us for a cross stitch project! Share your progress photos with us on social media, tag us on Facebook @SBCreekWeek, or tag with #sbcreekweek. Get the pattern at www.bit.ly/cwcrossstitch.
Sep 19 – Sep 26 all-day North Campus Open Space
Take a self-guided tour of UCSB’s North Campus Open Space Restoration (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course). Access the guided virtual tour at https://arcg.is/04W4Xr from your smart phone, or print the map before you go. For[...]
Sep 19 – Sep 26 all-day
Join in the first Creek Week Storm Drain Chalk Art Contest! Grab your sidewalk chalk and create art at your nearest storm drain. Share a pic on Facebook or Instagram tagged with #sbcreekweek for a chance[...]
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coastal Clean-Up Day has been changed for 2020 and is now Coastal Cleanup Month. This year, instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, cleanups will happen every[...]
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Tar Pits Park
Higgins Springs Weed Day – Saturday, September 19 at 10 am Free event. All ages welcome wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. We will clear a natural spring and drainage of invasive weeds. Bring[...]
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm West Wind Drive-In
Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30–10 pm (Admission Kiosk opens at 7:30pm) Admission $10 per person, or $20 per car (cash only, pay at event) Watch inside your car, or bring chairs to sit outside (cars safely[...]
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division on Facebook Live for a simulated ocean oil spill cleanup experiment. Kids of all ages can follow along as we create a hypothesis and test our theories,[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division’s Code Enforcement Officer Chris Clark for a Facebook Live from Mission Creek. Learn about the Creeks Division’s water quality monitoring program and ongoing creek cleanup efforts. Like[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
You are invited to participate in a virtual public workshop for this exciting new project. Email Erin Maker at erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us or Marie Laule at marie.laule@woodplc.com to RSVP for this event and receive a link to[...]
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council and Mauricio ‘Mo’ Gomez, Director of South Coast Habitat Restoration, for a presentation on Santa Barbara’s watershed restoration efforts. For more information visit www.sb-urbancreeks.org or contact sbucc@silcom.com.
Sep 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm West Wind Drive-In
Presented by Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:15 pm – 10:45 pm West Wind Drive-In
Presented by Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all[...]
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Santa Barbara Zoo for a virtual Lunch & Learn, “Don’t Move a Mussel! The Dangers of Aquatic Hitchhikers.” The lecture will take place Thursday, September 24 from noon to 1pm on Zoom. Register[...]
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Santa Barbara Urban Creek Council for a live Zoom forum “The Mission Canyon Crisis – Can Southern California Edison fix the damage and restore Mission Creek?” The forum will address the public safety and[...]
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Curious about how litter affects our oceans and waterways? Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division on Facebook Live for an experiment you can do at home! Learn why it’s so important to keep[...]
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coastal Clean-Up Day has been changed for 2020 and is now Coastal Cleanup Month. This year, instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, cleanups will happen every[...]

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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

Melissa Nelson
City of Goleta Public Works
mnelson@cityofgoleta.org

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

Lindsay Johnson
Explore Ecology
lindsay@exploreecology.org
(805) 884-0459

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