Originally published 8:21 p.m., April 13, 2014
Updated 8:21 p.m., April 13, 2014
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Saturday, April 12, 2014 is State Trails Day. The Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with Santa Barbara County Parks and Los Padres National Forest, as well as local trail organizations, are hosting a community trails work day on Cold Spring Trail in recognition of State Trails Day. Cold Spring Trail is one of the many front country trails jointly managed by the City, County and Forest Service. Maintenance of the trail system is largely the work of community volunteers.

On State Trails Day, volunteers will be guided by experienced trail leaders to cut back brush to widen the trail corridor, repair water control features to reduce erosion and repair lost sections of trail. Sign-in begins at 8 am at the Cold Spring Trailhead located on East Mountain Drive near Cold Spring Road in Montecito. After a safety talk, maintenance activities will be stationed along the trail. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers from 1 – 2 pm at Manning Park, area 9 off San Ysidro Rd and across from the YMCA. This is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow trail users and contribute to enhancing Santa Barbara’s trails. Helmets, gloves, tools and lunch are provided. Please wear close-toed shoes, long sleeve shirt, long pants and bring a water bottle, snack and sunscreen. For more information or to RSVP, please visit the Meet-Up group, Santa Barbara Outdoor Trail Volunteers at: or contact Mandy Burgess at 805-564-5436. To learn more about the Front Country Trails Program visit the City’s website at:


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Kinda Late in Announcing this???

dou4now (anonymous profile)
April 14, 2014 at 6:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What a great idea, but as dou4now notes, the announcement his this online newspaper on APRIL 13: SEE article header: "Originally published 8:21 p.m., April 13, 2014". Why bother?

DrDan (anonymous profile)
April 14, 2014 at 8:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I couldn't locate anything about this on Noozhawk, either, in fact their last entry under "OUTDOORS" dated to May 28, 2012, almost two years ago.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
April 14, 2014 at 8:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I bet they were surprised nobody showed up.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
April 14, 2014 at 9:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They had a post @Meetup:

Looks like local map maker Bryan Conant was there too.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
April 14, 2014 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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