Pixel Tracker

Sunday, December 9 , 2018, 4:40 pm | Fair 64º


Creeks Division Teams Up with Teens to Rid Waterways of Litter

The City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division is partnering with Youth CineMedia and local teens to produce a new social-media-based anti-litter campaign, #PicItUpSB.

Litter is unsightly when left on our streets, but it can also quickly blow or wash into storm drains, which flow into our creeks and ocean untreated. Litter can harm local water quality and pose a threat to wildlife. 


Community members are invited to help keep our streets, creeks and beaches clean by participating in #PicItUpSB.

When you spot litter on the ground, take a pic and pick it up! Toss the litter in the trash and post your photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #PicItUpSB.

Each week one participant will be randomly selected to win their choice of a #PicItUpSB t-shirt or hat (while supplies last).

Youth CineMedia is a local youth organization that provides free training for teens in graphic design, photography and filmmaking.

“The design Youth CineMedia students came up with for the campaign was meant to convey the Santa Barbara lifestyle and beauty of our coast, featuring palm trees and waves,” said Youth CineMedia Director Osiris Castañeda. “We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place, but it takes all of us doing what we can to keep it that way.”

“The Creeks Division aims to inform the community that the ocean really does begin on your street,” said Creeks Division Manager Cameron Benson. “By keeping litter out of the storm drains and creeks, we can all help protect our beaches and ocean.”

Learn more by visiting www.picitupsb.com or www.sbcreeks.com.

—Liz Smith is the creeks outreach coordinator for the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division.


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 >