Sat, Nov 18|
Santa Barbara County
Maria Ygnacio Creek Cleanup (Environmental Defense Center)
Help the Environmental Defense Center, SB Channelkeeper, City of Goleta, and Project Clean Water clean trash from Maria Ygnacio Creek!
Time & Location
Nov 18, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Santa Barbara County, Ribera Dr & Matorral Way, California 93111, USA
About the event
This event is not sponsored or affiliated with SBUCC, but we encourage like-minded community members to check it out! Info below is from EDC.
Environmental Defense Center Creek Cleanups: Bringing People Together to Clean up Watersheds
The Environmental Defense Center’s (“EDC”) Watershed Program annual creek cleanups removed
10,877 pounds of garbage and recyclables in 2022. This work goes far beyond restoring streams and
protecting clean water along our coastline. Our creeks form a tapestry that weaves neighborhoods
together and cleanups bring together diverse groups and residents to create a tight-knit community.
Cleanups provide a fun, safe, organized outdoor activity for people to get involved and make a
difference. Volunteers discover and report pollution and dumping. Naturalists lead cleanups, identify
plants and wildlife, and talk about stream ecology so volunteers learn about local creeks. Cleanups
immediately benefit streams and inspire the next generation of creek stewards.
EDC collaborates with over a dozen diverse partners, including schools, churches, scouts, other non-
profits, the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, and the County. Bring your family, friends, and groups to
help us clean up local streams, learn about our watersheds, and have fun building a stronger
EDC’s next cleanup is in Maria Ygnacio Creek on November 18.
Meet at 9:00 am at the corner of Ribera Dr. and Matorral Way.
Bring water, hat, sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, and long pants recommended. Latex gloves will be
RSVP to Brian Trautwein at BTrautwein@EnvironmentalDefenseCenter.org or 805-963-1622 ext. 108
Learn more: www.EnvironmentalDefenseCenter.org