Scheduled for September 17th – 25th, Creek Week is an annual celebration of our local watersheds, and an opportunity for community members to learn more about local creeks through hands-on activities and volunteer events. This year, Creek Week festivities will kick-off Saturday, September 17th to coincide with Coastal Cleanup Day, and will continue through Sunday, September 25th. This 12th annual event raises awareness of the many ways to enjoy, protect, and restore our local watersheds.

Creek Week is coordinated by the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, County Project Clean Water, the City of Goleta, the City of Carpinteria, and UCSB, with fun and educational events planned and hosted by many community groups and environmental organizations. Included in the week-long calendar of over 20 Creek Week events will be creek and beach clean-ups, habitat restoration efforts, guided nature walks, project tours, and more.

On Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm, community members are invited to Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center for a presentation by local historian Neal Graffy on “The Search for Water” in Santa Barbara. On Wednesday, September 21st at 5:30pm, join the Creeks Division and COAST for a Walking Wednesdays tour of Mission Creek restoration and fish passage projects from Oak Park to the Upper Caltrans Channel. On Thursday, September 22nd at 9:30 am, join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division and Horny Toad Activewear for a cleanup of the Mission Creek Lagoon.

For a complete list of Creek Week events, call 897-2606 or visit


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