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City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division July 2017 E-News
Upper Arroyo Burro Restoration at Barger Canyon
Upper Arroyo Burro Restoration at Barger Canyon (Administrative Specialist Jen Hollywood)  
Volunteer Highlights
We have had a BUSY few months working with volunteers - during the period of April through June we held four creek clean-ups, two beach clean-ups, and four storm drain marking events!

On April 2, Santa Barbara Family YMCA PILOTS Program participants joined us for a clean-up of Arroyo Burro, removing 153 pounds of trash and debris from the creek between Hope Avenue and State Street.

On May 17, Towbes Group staff removed 192 pounds of trash and debris from Mission Creek between State Street and Junipero Street. On May 31, Towbes Group joined us for a clean-up of Sycamore Creek, removing another 172 pounds between Yanonali Street and Indio Muerto.

On May 18, May 23, May 25, and June 1, Santa Barbara High School AP Environmental Studies students replaced a total of 226 storm drain markers in the San Roque neighborhood. On May 20 these hard working students removed 121 pounds of trash and debris from East Beach, and on May 30 they cleaned up Mission Creek from Pueblo Street to Islay Street, removing 215 pounds of trash and debris from the creek.

Finally on May 19, we worked with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and Laguna Blanca School students to remove 25 pounds of trash and debris from Leadbetter Beach.

YMCA Pilots at Arroyo Burro, Towbes Group at Mission Creek, Laguna Blanca and Channelkeeper at Leadbetter Beach, and SBHS students at Mission Creek

If you would like to arrange a volunteer event, please contact Liz Smith at (805) 897-2606 or visit to learn more.
Creeks Division 2017 Report Available Now
Creeks Division 2017 Report CoverThe Creeks Division recently produced a 2017 Report to inform the community of our recent project and program achievements.

The Report primarily covers the period of 2012-2017, including information about creek restoration projects, education and outreach efforts, and water quality monitoring and improvement programs.

There are a limited number of printed Reports in both English and Spanish available at the Parks and Recreation Office at 620 Laguna Street.

Both versions are also available online:  
Congratulations Newly Certified Clean Creeks Businesses!
Clean Creeks Certified Business LogoJoin the Creeks Division in congratulating the following local businesses for taking important steps to protect local creek and ocean water quality by becoming Clean Creeks Certified! 

All Natural Carpet Cleaning
(805) 245-6030

Cadiz Restaurant + Bar
509 State Street
(805) 770-2760
2018 Cliff Drive
(805) 845-5519
The Green Table
113 W. De La Guerra Street
(805) 618-1233
Kyle's Kitchen
791 Chapala Street
(805) 962-8500
The Lovin' Spoonful
2028 Cliff Drive
(805) 259-7009
Mulligan's Cafe and Bar
3500 McCaw Avenue
(805) 682-3228
116 Santa Barbara Street
(805) 880-3365
Rebar Coffee + Ktchn
214 State Street
(805) 845-2222
Recipes Bakery
604 Santa Barbara Street
(805) 965-3335
TM Auto Repair
526 Anacapa Street
(805) 564-8469
For a complete list of Certified Businesses or to learn more about the program, visit
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