Trails, Ales, and Photography

Live Music and Happy Hour at Carpinteria Arts Center Please join the Santa Barbara County Trails Council and the Friends of Franklin Trail in a toast to the winners of the 93013 Photo Contest on October 17th, 2015 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Carpinteria Arts Center for an awards ceremony and fundraiser for Phase III of the Franklin Trail. Over a dozen award winning photographers will be...
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93013 Photo Contest

We are collaborating with Friends of Franklin Trail, the Wildling Museum, Samy’s Camera, Carpinteria Arts Center and others to capture significant moments that evoke the feel and mood of Carpinteria, California and the newly opened Franklin Trail. Photo Contest • Prizes • Jury • Rules • Gallery About the Contest: Images will be shared with community members via an online gallery...
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More Trails For Goleta

[06/30/15 UPDATE: The County Planning Commission added the following action to the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan: The County shall review, address, and revise the Goleta Trails Implementation Study. In addition to any revisions necessary to update information contained in the current document, the revised implementation study shall investigate additional opportunities to add proposed...
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Historic Franklin Trail Closer to Completion

Preliminary Line Makes Way for Environmental Assessment —For those of you who were with us when we finally cut through the last remaining section of brush and made it to the top of the Franklin Trail — a first for many decades — and for all of you who helped along the way, I want to share with you my profound thanks for all of your help. This was a team effort, and one that could not have...
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Butterfly Grove Gets Upgrade

Twenty hardworking volunteers just finished replacing 100 posts and over 1000 feet of manila rope that cordoned off the viewing galleries in the Goleta Butterfly Grove. If you have not had a chance to see the Monarch butterflies fluttering around their winter home in the Eucalyptus groves on Ellwood Mesa now is a great time to go.  Not only will you see the plumbed posts and the new natural...
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Send a Selfie Postcard

Secure Coastal Access and Trails [UPDATE: At Tuesday’s hearing the Planning Commission made a motion to send the project on to the Board of Supervisors without approving the project. Comment letters and postcards received before the hearing are posted here. More postcards were sent than the ones posted online. Thanks to all who participated. The hearing with the Board of Supervisors will be...
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