From September 17 – 25, 2016, Creek Week will celebrate our creeks, watersheds, and the ocean. Many local organizations will host events to help build awareness and stewardship of the county’s natural treasures. The public can also help keep our community beautiful by volunteering to come out to one of our many clean-up and restoration events throughout Creek Week. There will also be nature walks to explore the beauty of our surroundings in and around our creeks, beaches, and watersheds, as well as guided tours that discuss what local governments, non-profits, and service organizations are doing to restore our watersheds and improve creek and ocean water quality.
The highlight of Creek Week will be Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17th. From 9am-12pm you can show up at one of 30 sites to help remove waste from our local beaches. Last year, volunteers removed over 4,400 lbs of waste from Santa Barbara County waterways in just three hours. Volunteers of all ages can participate at any of the cleanup sites. Bring your own reusable gloves, bags or buckets to reduce waste.
To learn more about Creek Week, visit sbcreekweek.com. For more information on Coastal Cleanup Day, visit www.sbprojectcleanwater.org/ccd or call Mariana Cruz at (805) 884-0459 x16.