Volunteers Wanted for Fun-Filled Trail Work Day

GOLETA, CA. Do you enjoy hiking the splendid front country trails of Santa Barbara? Would you like to learn the secrets to what makes a hiking trail sustainable? Are you interested in helping in repairing a popular trail damaged by this year’s record rainfall? And would you be willing to volunteer a few hours of your time working to improve local hiking experiences while meeting new people...
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California Coastal Trail Revamp Unveiled

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 By Julie Epstein Santa Barbara Independent To commemorate completion of the newly revamped section of the California Coastal Trail situated along the scenic West Campus Bluffs, the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund held an opening ceremony to showcase the changes. The unveiling celebrated completion of seven years of planning and financial contributions from ...
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Tangerine Falls Rescue

Tangerine Falls. A total of fifteen Rescue personnel from Montecito Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue combined forces to reach and rescue an injured woman on the West Fork of the Cold Springs Trail above Montecito. The 50-year old woman from Newberry Park was hiking up the trail near the intersection to Tangerine Falls when she slipped and rolled over her ankle,...
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Figueroa Mountain: Where the poppies are

When it comes to spring wildflower peeping in Southern California, there are generally two hot spots: deserts and mountains. Because of the wacky winter weather this year, the Antelope Valley poppy bloom is less than stellar, but the blossoming is on in a big way at Figueroa Mountain (above), in the Los Padres National Forest. Read the rest of the story...
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Los Padres National Forest – Vehicle Access to some Recreation Facilities still not possible

Release Date: Apr 21, 2011 Contact(s): Jim Lopez 805-967-3481, Joe Pasinato 805-961-5745 GOLETA,  CA….Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that some facilities and campgrounds within the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Ranger District remain inaccessible due to high water levels...
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SBFD TO CONDUCT PRESCRIBED PILE BURN PROJECT

SANTA BARBARA, CA – 4/18/2011. On Monday, April 18, the Santa Barbara City Fire Department will be conducting a hazardous vegetation reduction project by prescribed pile burning. In cooperation with local homeowners, the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, through the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District, will conclude its North Ontare Fuels Reduction Project by burning the remaining...
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