Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, January 23 , 2019, 3:29 pm | Fair 62º


UCSB Coastal Fund Grants $50,000 for Access Improvements

Funds will be used to construct a stairway over the bluff from Campus Beach to Campus Point

The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration has received a $50,000 grant from the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund.

Funding will be used to construct a coastal access stairway over the fragile bluff from Campus Beach to Campus Point.

Heavy foot traffic has caused the delicate habitat to quickly erode. The proposed stairway will enhance bluff resources through improved access and habitat restoration.

The project is set to start during the 2010-11 school year.

The structure will be made of concrete footings, a metal-redwood frame and recycled plastic steps. Concrete footings will elevate the stairway and reduce human impact on the bluff, while allowing for natural sand movement. Care will be made to blend the structure with the surrounding vegetation to preserve the beauty of the area.

The grant provides matching funds for several grant applications to cover remaining construction costs. Funding from the Coastal Conservancy and the State Parks Recreational Trails Program will be confirmed later this year once state bonds are released.

This is the fourth major beach access stairway project financed by the Coastal Fund.

Coastal Fund is a student-funded, student-run organization that serves to preserve, protect and enhance the terrestrial and marine habitats associated with the UCSB shoreline. Since the fall of 1999, it has granted $1.68 million for more than 417 projects.

— Jennifer Verhines is the outreach and education coordinator for the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth Wagner
"I typically do whatever it takes to properly expose the property and get it out to the widest possible audience."

Full Profile >

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >