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Join Us for Volunteer Events in April!
Tuesday, April 3
9am-12pm
 
Join the Creeks Division for a native tree planting event at the Arroyo Burro Restoration at Barger Canyon.

We will be planting 75 native oaks along the creek.

 
Parking is extremely limited, and a shuttle will be provided.
 
For details or to RSVP, please contact Liz Smith at LSmith@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.


 
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Mission Lagoon at East Beach
Saturday, April 7
AND
Saturday, April 28
9am-1pm


Join the Watershed Stewards Program and the Creeks Division for invasive plant removal efforts at Mission Lagoon.

Help improve lagoon habitat by removing invasive plants, learn about the watershed, and make a difference in our community.

We will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen/hat, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Park at the Palm Park Parking Lot at Garden Street and E. Cabrillo Boulevard and meet next to Mission Lagoon by Stearns Wharf.

For more information contact Lisa Rachal at lisa.rachal@wildlife.ca.gov or Danielle Fitts at danielle.fitts@wildlife.ca.gov.


Drywell Demonstration Projects Coming to Santa Barbara
The Creeks Division is in the early planning stages of a pilot project to install two drywells in the City right-of-way to help infiltrate storm water and demonstrate the technique.
 

Drywells are large underground concrete chambers installed over gravel and sandy soil that have the ability to capture and infiltrate a large volume of storm water runoff. 

Depending on soil conditions, drywells are capable of treating up to two acres of impervious area and five acres of landscaped area.

Drywells take up relatively little space in the public right-of-way and could potentially be an efficient, cost-effective way for large public improvement projects to meet storm water requirements and improve creek and ocean water quality.

The Creeks Division is currently considering locations for the drywells. Learn more in this short Inside Santa Barbara video from City TV.

Illustration:  MaxWell Plus Drainage System from Torrent Resources

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