Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!

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Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!
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By John Wiley

I've had "Happy Earthday to you..." singing in my head today, so here are some views of our green coast. These overviews remind us of how much open space we've preserved, including farm land, in such a large metro area. Even in the city core we have more trees than most urban centers. Congratulations, thanks and Happy Earth Day, Santa Barbara!

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Red Creek Apr 24, 2018 12:42 PM
Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!

You asked about the Devereaux slough work; the upper slough, formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course, was excavated last year back to it's original estuarial configuration and the extra dirt and vegetative material was put back as much as possible along Venoco road (where much of it came from). For more info on the ongoing restoration check out https://www.ccber.ucsb.edu/ncos-news.

taz Apr 23, 2018 01:55 PM
Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!

Beautiful photos - showing what an exotic and remarkable place we are all extraordinarily lucky to call home. Thanks for the aerial reminders :)

John Wiley Apr 23, 2018 12:11 PM
Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!

Is Devereux slough work for drainage, more housing, or wetland restoration? Seems like they're doing some major earth moving there, next to where there's new housing development. All the green is so beautiful right now, but I guess it's mostly grasses that will need to be cropped (cut or grazed) once it turns brown? The burn scar from Thomas sure stands out! - Roger, be glad you don't have to hear me singing. ;) - Flicka, I appreciate your kind words and sure agree we live in a remarkable place! Even in the depths of drought it's beautiful, but after several years of drought the green is a refreshing change.

Flicka Apr 23, 2018 11:44 AM
Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!

John, Thanks for all your overall photos you share here. Good reminders of what an exceptional place we live in.

Roger Apr 22, 2018 04:08 PM
Happy Earth Day Santa Barbara!

I thought there was an audible recording of John Wiley singing....Nice pictures.

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