Articles From : Laura Sanchez

  • Channelkeeper to Remove Derelict Lobster Traps from Beaches

    The Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is looking for volunteers to help remove derelict lobster traps from local beaches this Saturday.

  • Derelict fishing gear like this lobster trap can pose dangers to wildlife, vessels, and people. Marine debris is a serious environmental problem.
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    CHANNELKEEPER REMOVES DERELICT LOBSTER TRAPS FROM LOCAL BEACHES

    On Saturday, June 19th, volunteers from Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and members of the commercial fishing community will remove derelict lobster traps from the sand along Santa Barbara’s coastline. Channelkeeper’s Lobster Trap Cleanup Event will begin at Ellwood Beach at 9:00 am and move north toward Haskell’s Beach. Volunteers will dig out partially buried traps and prepare them to be loaded onto a commercial fishing vessel for proper disposal.

  • Student Art Show Celebrates Students’ Connection to the Santa Barbara Channel

    Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is pleased to present its 18th annual student art show that will take place virtually as part of the Youth Day at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. 

  • Santa Barbara Chanelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade Invites the Community to Help Clean up Litter from Trails & Turnouts for Earth Day
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    Santa Barbara Chanelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade Invites the Community to Help Clean up Litter from Trails & Turnouts for Earth Day

    Santa Barbara Channelkeeper's Watershed Brigade will host a dispersed clean-up event April 24-25 to complement Santa Barbara's Virtual Earth Day celebration. The event provides an opportunity for the community to get outside and do something good for the Earth.

    The focus of the April 24-25 clean-up is on front country trails and turnouts throughout Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Ventura County.

  • Santa Barbara Channelkeeper's Student Art Show
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    Santa Barbara Channelkeeper's Student Art Show

    Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is pleased to present its 18th annual student art show on April 22, 2021. This year’s show, artist reception, and award ceremony will take place virtually as part of the Youth Day at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival.
    The show, themed “What the Channel Means to Me,” aims to inspire local students to reflect on their connection to the Santa Barbara Channel and to create art that celebrates the area’s natural beauty and diversity, while inspiring others in our community.

  • Help Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade Clean Up the Coast for World Water Day
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    Help Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade Clean Up the Coast for World Water Day

    Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper's Watershed Brigade this weekend, March 20-21, for a socially distanced clean-up event in honor of World Water Day.

    Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade is a community of volunteers dedicated to keeping our local watersheds and beaches clean. Brigade members remove trash from trails, creeks, rivers, urban areas, and beaches, act as environmental stewards, and collect litter data used to help reduce pollution at its source. And it’s fun! Volunteers earn points that make them eligible for perks and prizes.