Horny Toad Activewear employees and community volunteers at Oak Park Planting Day.

Creek Week Wrap-Up

Over 1,500 community members participated in 23 events during Santa Barbara’s 11th Annual Creek Week, held September 25 – October 3. 
Coordinated by the City Creeks Division, County Project Clean Water, the City of Carpinteria, and the City of Goleta, Creek Week kicked off with the 26th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on September 25th, where an impressive 5,110 pounds of trash and debris was removed from beaches and creeks Countywide.
On Wednesday, September 29th, Creeks Division and Public Works staff joined COAST and 12 community members for a Walking Wednesdays tour of Mission Creek restoration, fish passage, and flood control projects. Participants were bused to Mission Creek at Canon Perdido Street, and walked along the creek back to the beach, stopping at several sites along the way.
On Thursday, September 30th, employees from Horny Toad Activewear along with several community volunteers helped plant over 200 native plants at the Mission Creek Restoration and Fish Passage Project at Oak Park.
Other events during the week-long celebration included various creek and beach clean-ups, presentations about efforts to restore the endangered steelhead trout to our local creeks, tours of the Arroyo Hondo Preserve and the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, bird walks with the Santa Barbara Audubon Society and the City of Goleta, and a closing celebration hosted by Art From Scrap’s Green Schools Program at the Watershed Resource Center.

Newly Certified Clean Water 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!
Jitters Coffee, 728 State Street
Marmalade Café, 3825 State Street #E149 in La Cumbre Plaza
Muddy Waters Café, 508 E. Haley Street
Whodidily Cupcakes, 1150 Coast Village Road
To learn more about the Clean Water Business Program, or to find out how to get your business certified, visit www.sbcreeks.com.

The Creeks Division is Hiring - Applications Due TUESDAY!

The Creeks Division is currently seeking a full time Administrative Specialist. For details on the position, and to apply, please visit www.santabarbaraca.gov.
Applications are due Tuesday, October 19th at 5:30pm.

Creeks Advisory Committee members attend a site visit on Mission Creek.
Creeks Advisory Committee Recruitment
The Creeks Advisory Committee is looking for new members to fill three 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 Council, and terms last four years.
To view the application and learn more about applying to the Creeks Advisory Committee, please visit www.santabarbaraca.gov. Applications are due Monday, October 25th at 5:30pm.
Rainwater harvesting system.
Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
Join County Project Clean Water and All Around Landscape Supply for a FREE Rainwater Harvesting Workshop on Wednesday, October 27th, 3:30 – 5pm at the Lake Cachuma Recreation Hall.
An American Rainwater Catchment Systems trained installer will be on hand to answer your questions and show their full line of rain barrels, tanks, and accessories.
For more information, contact Fray Crease at 568-3546.
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