Andrée Clark Bird Refuge Restoration Begins

Source: City of Santa Barbara

Construction of the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge Restoration Project will begin on Monday, August 1 and is anticipated to be complete in December. Project elements include replacing the weir gate with an improved design, construction of an upstream treatment wetland at the Municipal Tennis Courts on Old Coast Highway, restoration of habitat around the lake with the installation of native plants and trees, and restoration of dune and salt marsh habitats at the mouth of the Bird Refuge on East Beach.

Initial construction areas will include East Beach between the Clark Estate and the East Beach Volleyball Courts (the courts will remain open throughout the project), and the weir gate. Work near the Municipal Tennis Courts will begin in September, and landscaping around the Bird Refuge will take place in October/November.

For more information, contact George Johnson at or (805) 897-1958, or visit

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