Hidden Valley Property Should Be Restored, Not Developed

Opinion piece published on Edhat. The 12.5 acre Hidden Valley school property at the end of Palermo Drive has benefited people and wildlife alike for many years by providing peaceful open space. The Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD), which owns the property, plans to build a farm with the addition of classrooms, paved roads,…

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What Happens to Creeks During the Rain?

What Happens to Creeks During the Rain? During the recent rain, you may have noticed rushing water in some of Santa Barbara’s creeks.  Creeks are important features in any landscape because they channel water from rain and natural springs into larger bodies of water, including the ocean.  Channelized or otherwise altered creeks, or those taken…

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Come to See the River’s Journey Art Show & Reception!

The river’s journey art show opening at Sullivan-Goss Gallery http://www.sullivangoss.com/Exhibits/rivers_journey_2018.asp.asp on Thursday October 4th (1st Thursday, Santa Barbara) features some beautiful artwork by a group of six local women painters called Rose Compass.  Please come to the reception!

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2018 Creek Cleanup Season begins with a Bang!

Brian Trautwein, Analyst / Watershed Program Coordinator, Environmental Defense Center The 2018 Creek Cleanup season got off to a great start! The Environmental Defense Center’s (EDC) https://www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/cleanup program, cosponsored by Urban Creeks Council (UCC) and the City of Goleta, netted 1,369 pounds of garbage from the first cleanup in the Devereux Creek Watershed on August…

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