Participate in guided nature walks, creek restoration events, project tours,
beach and creek clean-ups, and much more! 
 
New this year, a limited number of FREE Creek Week t-shirts will be available for volunteers at clean-up and restoration events! The shirts feature our new logo designed by local artist Michele Janée. Michele's design (shown above) was selected from over 50 submissions to our Creek Week Logo Contest earlier this year! 
 
Join the City of Santa Barbara at one of the events below, or visit www.sbcreekweek.com to view the full schedule! 
Stevens Park Planting and Storm Water Infiltration Project Demonstration
 
Tuesday, September 24th
9am - 12pm
Stevens Park
258 Canon Drive
  
 
 Join the Creeks Division for a brief presentation and demonstration of the recently completed Stevens Park Storm Water Infiltration Project, then help us install native plants along San Roque Creek! 
 
The asphalt parking lot was removed and replaced with permeable pavers, to allow storm water (rain) and runoff to soak into the ground rather than washing pollutants into San Roque Creek. 
 
For more information on the project, visit www.sbcreeks.com.
 
Light refreshments will be served. A limited number of free Creek Week t-shirts will be provided for volunteers who help plant native plants near the creek!
Westside Neighborhood Center Storm Water Infiltration Project Demonstration
 
Thursday, September 26th
10am - 11:30am
Westside Neighborhood Center
423 W. Victoria Street
 
 
 Join the Creeks Division for a brief presentation and demonstration of the recently completed Westside Neighborhood Center Storm Water Infiltration Project
 
The asphalt parking lot was removed and replaced with permeable pavers, to allow storm water (rain) and runoff to soak into the ground rather than washing pollutants into Mission Creek.  
 
For more information on the project, visit www.sbcreeks.com.
 
Light refreshments will be served.
Sycamore Creek Clean-Up and Storm Drain Marking with the Santa Barbara Zoo
 
Wednesday, September 25th
9am - 12pm
Meet at Sycamore Creek near the Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive.
 
 
 Join the Creeks Division and the Santa Barbara Zoo for a clean-up of Sycamore Creek along Ninos Drive! Volunteers will also install new markers on storm drains in the surrounding neighborhood.
 
Sturdy shoes are required, boots (or waders) are even better! Consider bringing along sun protection and drinking water. Gloves and supplies will be provided.
 
Park along Ninos Drive or in the Dwight Murphy Park parking lot.
 
A limited number of free Creek Week t-shirts will be provided for clean-up volunteers, and the Zoo will be handing out great prizes!
Land Shark Tour with the Creeks Division
 
Saturday, September 28th
9:30am - 11:30am
Meet at Parks & Recreation Office, 620 Laguna Street.
 
 
 
Learn about the City's efforts to protect and restore local creeks and watersheds, as we visit project sites on land including the Oak Park Storm Water Infiltration Project and the Mission Creek Fish Passage Project at the Caltrans Channel.
 
Next we'll venture into the ocean to discuss the Mission Lagoon and Laguna Creek Restoration Project! 
 
Space is very limited, $5 RSVP required - click here to sign up.
 
For details contact Liz Smith at (805) 897-2606 or LSmith@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
 
El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
 
Wednesday, September 25th
10am - 11:30am
El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant
520 E. Yanonali Street
 
 
 
Join the Water Resources Division for a tour of the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant.
 
Rain and runoff in the street enters the storm drain system, which flows directly into our creeks and ocean untreated. But what happens to the water in your home's sinks, toilets, and bathtubs?
 
See how Santa Barbara's wastewater is cleaned through a series of biological, physical, and chemical processes to become recycled water, biosolids, and energy for the plant. 
 
Limited to age 8 and up. RSVP required to Madeline Ward at (805) 897-2672 or maward@santabarbaraca.gov.
Kids' Creek Week Celebration "Wonders of Water" 
 
Sunday, September 29th
11am - 2pm
Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach
2981 Cliff Drive
 
 
 
Join Explore Ecology at the Watershed Resource Center for snacks, make a "Wish in a Bottle," watershed model demonstrations, videos, and much more!
 
Other activities will include giant bubbles, kelp beads, and water art projects!
 
One lucky visitor to the event will win 2 tickets to see Jack Johnson perform at the Arlington Theater!
 
 
For details contact Mariana Cruz at (805) 884-0459 x18 or mariana@exploreecology.org.
 
City of Santa Barbara • PO Box 1990 • Santa Barbara, CA 93102
http://sbcreeks.com
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