Several events and activities are planned through next week throughout the South Coast in celebration of Creek Week.
The annual celebration of local watersheds offers an opportunity for community members to learn more about local creeks and the ocean through things like creek and beach cleanups, guided nature walks, restoration project tours and more, according to a news release.
The week will kick off with Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers will assist in cleanup at 27 locations countywide. To sign up to help clean your favorite beach, visit www.exploreecology.org/coastal-cleanup-day/.
At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the city’s Creeks Division will host a tour on the Land Shark. The tour will visit creek restoration and water quality improvement project sites throughout the city before venturing into the ocean. Space is limited and a $5 RSVP is required. To sign up, visit http://bit.ly/LandShark2019.
At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Creeks Division and the Creeks Advisory Committee will host a tour of the Upper Arroyo Burro Restoration Project at Barger Canyon. RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-897-2606.
At 5 p.m. Thursday, join the Creeks Division and Bartron Real Estate Group for a native planting event at the recently restored Arroyo Burro Open Space.
At 6 p.m. Sept. 28, visit the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park for a screening of the film “Fishpeople,” which is featured in the Nature Track Film Festival. The movie showing is a family-friendly and attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs. The film will be screened outdoors in the park, located at 2981 Cliff Drive.
Creek Week is coordinated by the city of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, Santa Barbara County’s Project Clean Water, cities of Goleta and Carpinteria, UCSB and Explore Ecology.For a complete list of events, visit www.sbcreekweek.com or call city Creeks Outreach Coordinator Liz Smith at 805-897-2606.