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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Creek Week Forum: Watershed Recovery In Montecito, What’s Next?

WATERSHED RECOVERY IN MONTECITO: WHAT’S NEXT?  By:  Louis Andaloro (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Join the Urban Creeks Council and experts to discuss the January 9 Debris Flow and plans for watershed recovery in Montecito from a public safety and environmental perspective. Who: Tom Fayram, Deputy Director Public Works, Santa Barbara County Flood Control District Ed…

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AMAZING Creek Clean-up of Devereux Creek!

HERE’S WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO TO WORK! Congratulations to the Environmental Defense Center, along with co-sponsors Urban Creeks Council and the City of Goleta, for a very successful clean up of Devereux Creek! Thank you Brian Trautwein for leading 13 volunteers–including our always dependable boardmember Louis Andaloro–who together removed 1,369 pounds of garbage from Devereux creek! UCC will…

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