Over 37,000 Visitors to the Earth Day Festival!
Over 37,000 people visited the Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park this past weekend! 
The City's booth offered information on the drought and water conservation, new recycling programs, Parks and Recreation activities, energy conservation, and more! 
The Creeks Division provided information on the recently completed Mission Creek Fish Passage Project and the Storm Water Infiltration Projects at Oak Park, Stevens Park, and the Westside Neighborhood Center.
The City also tried out a fun new DIY social media photo booth, where festival goers could choose a pledge and snap a photo to post online!
Check out more of the great pledge photos on the Creeks Division's Facebook Page, the Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook Page, and the City's Twitter Page.
Join our May "Photo a Day" Challenge and Win!
May Photo a Day Challenge Prompt List
Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for our first ever "Photo a Day" Challenge!
Each day in May, snap a photo inspired by our list of daily prompts and post to your favorite social media site tagged with #creeksphotoaday and @sbcreeks.
At the end of the month, two random winners will be selected to receive a $35 gift card to the Clean Creeks Business of their choice!
Thank You Volunteers!
Levis' Store EmployeesSince our last E-News went out, volunteers have been busy helping clean up our local creeks and beaches!
In January, employees from the Levi's Store on State Street removed 43 pounds of trash and debris from Mission Creek.
Cate School and Markham College StudentsAlso in January, students from Cate School and Markham College in Lima, Peru helped install native plants along Mission Creek at Oak Park.
In April, the entire 6th grade from McKinley Elementary School visited the Mission Creek Lagoon where they learned about aquatic bugs, tested water quality in the Lagoon, and cleaned East Beach and West Beach!
McKinley Elementary StudentsThe following week, a group of 4th graders from Adelante Charter School removed over 70 pounds of trash from East Beach and West Beach, including 263 cigarette butts, 211 pieces of plastic, 165 pieces of styrofoam, 87 plastic bottle caps, and much more.
To learn about volunteer opportunities with the Creeks Division, visit www.sbcreeks.com
Newly Certified Clean Creeks Businesses
Join the Creeks Division in congratulating the following local businesses for becoming Certified Clean Creeks Businesses!
225 State Street
1014 Coast Village Road
Mobile Washers
(805) 729-6367
For a complete list of Certified Businesses or to learn more about the program, visit sbcreeks.com. 
E-Waste Event This Weekend!
The City of Santa Barbara will once again host a free collection event for area businesses and residents' electronic waste. 
Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3
8:30am - 4:00pm
Sears Parking Lot at 3845 State Street
Find additional details about what items will be accepted at santabarbaraca.gov.
May is Santa Barbara Public Gardens Month!
To learn more about a great selection of garden talks, tours, and educational events celebrating SB Public Gardens Month, visit sbpublicgardens.org.

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