PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chumash to host Coastal Cleanup Day event at El Capitan State Beach

SANTA YNEZ, CA — September 9, 2014 — The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) is hosting a beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 20 at El Capitan State Beach. This public event is part of a Coastal Cleanup Day, a statewide effort to keep our oceans and beaches free of debris that can harm habitat, wildlife and visitors.

El Capitan State Beach is located along the Gaviota Coast, 25 miles west of Santa Barbara. While the event is open to the public, RSVPs are encouraged. Cleanup supplies will be provided, but the SYCEO urges participants to bring reusable gloves and buckets in order to reduce the amount of waste generated from the event.

There is limited free parking at El Capitan for those participating in the cleanup.

For more information about El Capitan State Beach Cleanup and to RSVP, please contact Julie Colbert at the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office at (805)691-1329 or at

To learn about other Coastal Cleanup Day events in Santa Barbara County, visit

The SYCEO was established as a department of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Government in 1998. Its mission is to responsibly manage natural resources for sustained social, cultural, spiritual, and economic prosperity. The SYCEO administers several programs in the areas of waste, water, energy, and more. To learn more about the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office and programs, visit

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