Creek Week is a wrap! Thank you to everyone who participated, including those who joined us for a tour of San Jose Creek on Friday.
The tour also served as a great opportunity for community members to find out more about upcoming projects for the creek. Topics included the current bike path project, learning about the native habitat around the creek, the San Jose Creek Fish Passage project, and the new Clean Creeks Green Streets initiative, as well as some potential locations for water capture and filtration features such as modular wetlands. We appreciate the engagement of our community members who help us protect our creeks!
SB Creek Week 2023 was a great success all around. Here in Goleta, our highlights included Coastal Cleanup Day, the Goleta Valley Library’s Creek Week Art Contest, tours of the Devereux and San Jose Creeks, and giving out over 1,000 bilingual coloring books and creek giveaways during the Lemon Festival. The City of Santa Barbara also coordinated many other events County-wide, each of the other events led by our neighboring jurisdictions.
Let’s keep the momentum going and continue to show our love for our precious creeks year-round! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our community cleanup of Devereux Creek on Saturday, October 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.! We keep up creek stewardship throughout the year and there are many opportunities to get involved. If you are interested in other events throughout the year, there are many more to come that you can find on our Beautify Goleta website.
If you’d like to learn more about the City’s Creek and Watersheds Management Program, join us for a special City Council meeting on December 5th. More information about this will be posted on the City’s Council Meetings web page.