Construction has Begun on MacKenzie Parking Lot Stormwater Infiltration Project

Stormwater and urban runoff from impervious (hard) surfaces like streets and parking lots are major sources of creek and ocean water quality pollution, often containing pollutants like hydrocarbons, fine sediments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, nutrients, and other pollutants that are toxic to aquatic organisms and potentially harmful to human health.


As part of ongoing facility improvement efforts, the City's Public Works Department is replacing the parking lot at MacKenzie Park. The Creeks Division is sponsoring the installation of permeable pavers in the parking stalls, in order to allow stormwater and urban runoff to infiltrate into the ground, with the ability to detain and treat the volume of water generated from a one inch, 24 hour storm event.



For more information, please contact Tim Burgess or visit

Celebrate Santa Barbara's 12th Annual Creek Week!

Scheduled for September 17th - 25th, Creek Week will kick-off again this year with Coastal Cleanup Day!


Creek Week is an annual celebration of our local watersheds, and an opportunity for community members to learn more about local creeks and the ocean through hands-on activities and volunteer events.


Creek Week is coordinated by the Creeks Division, County of Santa Barbara Project Clean Water, the City of Goleta, the City of Carpinteria, and UCSB, with fun and educational events hosted by many community groups and environmental organizations.


Visit to view the schedule of events!

Learn How to Design Your Own Ocean Friendly Garden!

Join the Surfrider Foundation for a FREE Ocean Friendly Gardens Hands-On Workshop!


Sunday, September 11

10am - 1pm

Spencer Adams Park

1216 De La Vina Street


Participants will evaluate the Spencer Adams Park landscape and develop design concepts to apply "CPR" to the site - Conservation, Permeability, and Retention.


Learn how to apply the principles of CPR to your own landscape to help conserve resources and prevent runoff.


Please RSVP to

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