The Refugio Creek Mouth restoration project is located at the mouth of the creek at Refugio State Beach, on State Parks property. The goal of the project is to increase the habitat and ecological value of the mouth of Refugio Creek by removing non-native flora and through the planting of native flora along the banks. The project will allow volunteers and visitors of the State Beach to learn about habitat restoration and the importance of the Refugio Creek Watershed.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Upcoming Events!

It’s Creek Week in Santa Barbara!  Join SCHR and our partners at Channel Islands Restoration (CIR) as we celebrate Santa Barbara’s 15th Annual Creek Week. We will be hosting events to help build awareness and stewardship of the natural treasures in our local area.  On Thursday, September 25th from 6:30-7:30pm we are hosting a free presentation on “Watershed Restoration,” featuring CIR Executive Director, Ken Owen at the Watershed Resource Center.  Come learn what is involved in restoring our local watersheds, and in particular, hear about our recent restoration efforts at Refugio State Beach where we worked together to restore native vegetation along the banks of Refugio Creek Mouth. Then, on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00am-12:00pm, join CIR and  SCHR for our Refugio Creek Mouth Field Tour and Restoration event!  Come stroll along the beautified banks of Refugio Creek for a guided field tour of this newly restored habitat.  Then, grab some gloves and help us nurture the native plantings by removing non-native weeds from within the project site. We will meet on the west side of the creek within the State Park, parking passes for the event will be provided. Please contact us to RSVP or with any questions