Creek Week! October 2006
October Events & News

Creek Week Oct. 7-15

Creek Week highlights our local creeks and watersheds, and the many ways to enjoy, restore and protect them. This year�s events include a native planting day at Stevens Park, water quality monitoring, clean-ups at Mission lagoon, Carpinteria Creek and San Jose Creek, and a film screening of �Our Synthetic Sea.� Come out for a guided hike at Arroyo Hondo Preserve, or an oceanfront bird walk with Audubon. A water quality forum is set for Wednesday October 11, focusing on �Beach Warnings, Bacteria and Human Health.� Creek Week is hosted by the City and County of Santa Barbara, with events planned by several community environmental organizations. Call 897-2606 or click below for a complete list of events.

Calendar of Events

"What's In the Water?"

Water Quality Forum
"Beach Warnings, Bacteria and Human Health"

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Chase Palm Park Center, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (across from the Carousel.) Refreshments Provided.

Dr.�Patricia Holden from UC Santa Barbara, will share recent water quality findings and discuss the "DNA detective tools" being used to track bacteria to�the source. Find out more about county-wide water quality, beach warnings and what they mean. Call 897-2606 for details.

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San Roque Creek Stewardship

Want to learn more about planting native plants at home?
Join neighbors and volunteers at a series of native planting workshops and community restoration days at Stevens Park...

Saturday, October 7, 10am-1pm:Celebrate Creek Week by helping to restore a section of San Roque Creek at Stevens Park.�Learn about planting natives at home to improve creek habitat and water quality. Pizza provided.

Saturday, October 21, 10am-1pm: Plant native plants and learn how to incorporate California natives into your own backyard. From 10am-11am Carol Bornstein of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, will give tips on designing your site at this hands-on� workshop and community planting day. Bagels and coffee provided.

Saturday, November 4, 10am-1pm:Plant California natives and learn more about maintaining them at home throughout the year including installation of drip irrigation, weeding and pruning. Find out more about less toxic alternatives to pesticides and herbicides. Pizza Provided.

Directions: Stevens Park is located at 258 Canon Drive. From Upper State Street, turn onto San Roque Road, turn left onto Calle Rosales, right on Carrizo to Canon Drive.

The San Roque Stewardship project is coordinated by the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and is funded through a grant from Santa Barbara Beautiful and by hotel visitors through Measure B.

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Native Plant Sale

Saturday, October 14: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
(1212 Mission Canyon Rd.)Member Sale: 10:00 am-1:30 pm, Public Sale: 2:00-5:00 pm.

Arroyo Burro Estuary & Mesa Creek Restoration

Photo: New footbridge linking Arroyo Burro Beach to the Douglas Family Preserve to open later this year.
Plant native trees and plants at a community planting day this Fall. Stay tuned for details.

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