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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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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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Environmentally Sensitive Habitat (ESH) Map Hearing Moved to August 14, 2018

Coming this August 14, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing at the SB County Board of Supervisors hearing Room, 4th Floor, 123 E Anapamu St. to provide critical input into the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (EGVCP) Environmentally Sensitive Habitat (ESH) Map.  The exact time of the hearing is not known, so…

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