The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) is hosting a beach cleanup at El Capitan State Beach on Saturday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This public event is part of a California-wide 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. The event will include a morning beach cleanup, followed by a barbeque lunch, games, educational activities, and raffle for participants. The event is open to the public but RSVPs are requested.

There is limited free parking at El Capitan for those participating in the cleanup. Additionally, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is offering a free shuttle that will leave the Tribal Hall (100 Via Juana Lane Santa Ynez, CA 93460) at 8:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. RSVP’s for the free shuttle are required as seats are limited.

For more information about the 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 Participants that RSVP by September 16th and arrive by 9:30 a.m. will earn extra raffle tickets. To learn more about other coastal cleanup events, visit

About the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office

The SYCEO was established as a department of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians 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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