The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Young Professional Network committee (YPN) teamed up with Explore Ecology to clean up Arroyo Burro Beach, also known by residents as Hendry’s Beach.

Santa Barbara is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is one of the main draws for tourism and future homebuyers. Therefore, the YPN takes pride in making sure the beaches stay pristine and preserved for everyone to enjoy.

The beach cleanup is historically one of the favorite events the YPN participate in each year. During the cleanup, the YPN found aluminum cans, cigarettes, plastic bottles, and old clothing. All these items are detrimental to the environment and harm wildlife.

It’s these selfless acts that make real estate the most generous industry in America.

“Realtors across the country not only work to help people achieve the American dream, but they also work hard to make a difference in our communities and make them better places to live,” said National Association of Realtors President John Smaby.

YPN members who participated in the beach cleanup include Candance Cavaletto, David Magid, Stephen MacFarlane, Brittany Lough and Jessie Sessions.

The YPN committee is focused on becoming exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of Realtor professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.

The YPN has teamed up with numerous local and national nonprofits to participate in events like beach clean-ups, re-painting of low-income houses and fire-prevention programs. #ThatsWhoWeR

— Thomas Schultheis is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, and can be reached at 805.729.2802 or