Articles From : sbcreeks

  • Photo of hands holding microplastics (small plastic pieces), with beach in the background.
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    Microplastics in Santa Barbara

    In early 2021, Ms. Kefela and Ms. Reynolds, working with Dr. Patricia Holden at UCSB, partnered with the Creeks Division to collect storm water samples and study whether microplastics were present in Santa Barbara's storm drains, creeks, and street sweeper debris.

    Learn what they have discovered so far, and what can be done to prevent microplastics from polluting our environment.

    Ms. Kefela, Ms. Reynolds, and Water Quality Research Coordinator Jill Murray of the Creeks Division will be available for a Q&A session following the presentation.

  • Storm Drain Chalk Art featuring words
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    Storm Drain Chalk Art Contest

    Grab your sidewalk chalk and create art at your nearest storm drain during our second Creek Week Storm Drain Chalk Art Contest! Share a pic on Facebook or Instagram tagged with #sbcreekweek for a chance at fun prizes.

    PRO TIP: Give your fingertips a break and use a rag to gently blend the chalk.

    **PLEASE BE SAFE**
    Do not sit or stand in the street or gutter while creating your artwork, remain on the sidewalk. Be aware of traffic and other hazards.

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    Creek Week

    Creek Week is an annual celebration of our creeks, watersheds, and the ocean, with many organizations hosting events to help build awareness and stewardship of the natural treasures of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria.

    Visit https://sbcreekweek.com or https://www.facebook.com/SBCreekWeek to view the full schedule of events.