Creek Week Has Begun!
Source: City of Santa Barbara
This year’s Creek Week is scheduled for September 19 – 26. Creek Week is an annual celebration of the natural treasures of Santa Barbara, and an opportunity for community members to learn more about our local creeks, watersheds, and the ocean.
Join in Coastal Cleanup Month by cleaning up your own neighborhood, favorite park, or the beach - be sure to report your cleanup data so it’s included in the final count. Join in a variety of virtual community forums and educational presentations provided by the Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council, and the City of Carpinteria. Bring your mask and gloves and help remove invasive plants at Carpinteria Tar Pits Park. Visit the drive-in for documentary film screenings from the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and UCSB Arts & Lectures. Take a self-guided tour of UCSB’s North Campus Open Space, or join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division for a live creek walk and talk on Facebook Live.
To participate in the Storm Drain Chalk Art Contest, grab your sidewalk chalk and create art at your nearest storm drain! Free chalk can be picked up at Art From Scrap (while supplies last) at Garden Street & Cota Street on Saturday, September 19 from 11am to 2pm. Share a photo of your completed artwork on Facebook or Instagram tagged with #sbcreekweek for a chance to win!
Creek Week is coordinated by the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, County of Santa Barbara Project Clean Water, City of Goleta, City of Carpinteria, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Explore Ecology, with fun and educational events planned and hosted by many community groups and environmental organizations.