Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, December 19 , 2018, 8:36 am | Fair 45º


Santa Barbara County Coastal Cleanup Day Set for Sept. 17

Volunteers are needed to clear trash and debris from beaches and waterways

California Coastal Cleanup Day is back!

Californians will join hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide in clearing trash and debris from beaches, shorelines and inland waterways from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17.

Cleanups will be at these 28 sites in Santa Barbara County: Arroyo Burro Beach, Butterfly Beach, Carpinteria creeks, Carpinteria State Beach, Chase Palm Park Beach, East Beach, El Capitan State Beach, Ellwood Beach, Gaviota State Park, Goleta Beach, Goleta creeks, Rancho Guadalupe Dunes, Hammond’s Beach, Haskell’s Beach, Isla Vista streets and beach, Jalama Beach, Jelly Bowl Beach, Lake Cachuma, Lake Los Carneros, Leadbetter Beach, Red Rock Campground, Refugio State Beach, Rincon Park Beach, Santa Claus Lane, Tajiguas Beach, UCSB Lagoon and beach, and West Beach.

Last year, 1,267 volunteers cleaned nearly 5,110 pounds of debris from 28 Santa Barbara County beaches and creeks. Volunteers also saved more than 500 bags by bringing their own buckets or reusing bags. Bringing buckets and reusable gloves, such as gardening gloves, is also encouraged to help make this the cleanest greenest Coastal Cleanup Day yet.

Everyday actions impact the health and well-being of oceans, waterways and the animals that live in those environments. Coastal Cleanup Day demonstrates that people who care can have a positive impact on their environment.

Also, information collected from Coastal Cleanup Day is later analyzed by the Ocean Conservancy to aid with legislation protecting the coast and waterways.

To volunteer, just show up at one of the beach or creek sites listed. A site captain will provide necessary instructions and supplies. Bring your own gloves, bag or bucket to reduce trash even more.

To find out more about the beach and creek sites or to register early, click here or call the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department at 805.882.3600. Click here to find us on Facebook.

The statewide event is presented by the California Coastal Commission and supported by hundreds of local businesses, nonprofits, and governmental agencies throughout the state. Locally, the event is organized by County Public Works, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, with the help of many local nonprofits, businesses, governmental agencies and generous individuals.

— Jeffrey Simeon is the Coastal Cleanup Day coordinator for the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department.

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.

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 >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Gary Welterlen and Carla Reeves
Gary Welterlen and Carla Reeves
"We both love this business. We strive to make life long relationships from each real estate transaction."

Full Profile >