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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Creek Week 2019

Creek Week 2019 is already on! Be sure to check out the following events hosted or co-sponsored by the Urban Creeks Council: Watershed Recovery in Montecito Panel Discussion (Monday 9/23, 6-8 pm, Faulkner Gallery at the Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.): Join the Urban Creeks Council and three expert guests for a panel discussion.…

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March 2019 Newsletter

Download our newsletter as a PDF or read the articles below. Jump to an article: Healthy Food and Creek Restoration in Hidden Valley Ring Nets Threaten Montecito Creeks What Happens to Human-Altered Creeks During the Rain? Educational Outreach Debris Flow Forum 2018 Creek Cleanup Events Habitat Restoration in the Arroyo Burro Open Space UCC Welcomes…

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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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