Creeks Division staff presents information at a community event.

Earth Day Festival April 17-18

Santa Barbara's 40th annual Earth Day Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, at Alameda Park. Stop by the City's booth to learn more about the Creeks Division as well as nine other City divisions, including Parks, Environmental Services, Alternative Transportation, Water Conservation, and more!
Creeks Division staff will be on hand to answer your questions and provide information on the Creek Tree Program, and how to become a certified Clean Water Business. Enter to win prizes such as native plants and canvas tote bags!
For more information on the Earth Day Festival, visit

Creeks Advisory Committee members tour the Upper Las Positas Creek Restoration and Storm Water Management Project.

Creeks Advisory Committee Recruitment

The Creeks Advisory Committee is looking for new members to fill two current vacancies. The Committee meets monthly to assist and advise Creeks Division staff, the Park and Recreation Commission, and the City Council on matters pertaining to the City’s creek restoration and water quality improvement programs. Committee members are appointed by the City Council, and terms last four years.
Applications can be turned in to the City Clerk’s office at any time, and the next round of interviews and appointments will take place in June.
To view the application and learn more about applying to the Creeks Advisory Committee, please visit 

Creeks Division staff collects a storm water sample at Arroyo Burro Estuary.

Storm Monitoring Volunteers Needed!

Would you like to get involved in water quality research with the Creeks Division? Each year City staff collect water samples from local creeks during three significant storms during the rainy season.
Storm monitoring volunteers will be on-call (if available) when a storm is forecast, and volunteers will join Creeks Division staff members on trips to local creeks to collect water quality samples once the rain starts.
Please contact Liz Smith for more information at 897-2606.

Newly Certified Clean Creeks Businesses
Join the Creeks Division in congratulating the following businesses taking important steps to protect creek and ocean water quality by becoming Certified Clean Water Businesses!
Backyard Bowls
Live Culture Lounge
The Palace Grill
Paradise Café 
View the complete list of Certified Businesses online at
Become a Green Gardener!
The next Green Gardener course will begin with an orientation on Wednesday, April 14th at the Schott Center, Room 31, at 310 W. Padre Street.
The countywide Green Gardener Program educates local gardeners in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices in a 15-week course taught in English and Spanish. 
Provided through Santa Barbara Community College Continuing Education, the course is $35, and will take place on Wednesdays, 2:30 - 5:00pm, April 21 - July 28.
For more information, view Santa Barbara City College's class schedule here, or call SBCC at (805) 683-8260.
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