Trails & Tacos | Latino Conservation Week | 2017

JOIN US on July 22nd for our celebration of Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra. Latino Conservation Week was created to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. We are joining organizations throughout the country who are working to bring awareness to Latino support for...
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Photo Contest Takes Aim on Gaviota’s Scenic Beauty

The Santa Barbara County Trails Council (Trails Council), a non-profit advocacy group that supports trail use for all types of outdoor recreation, announced the launch of the Gaviota Coast Photo Contest. The goal of the competition is capturing significant moments that evoke the feel and mood of the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County. This area is one of the largest remaining stretches of...
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Island View Trail Race Takes Off Running

In the early morning hours of September 11th over 100 runners made their final preparations for the Island View Trail Race. Both the 4-mile and 10-mile race began at 7:30am from the parking lot at Carpinteria High School. After the shotgun start the runners gradually spread apart as they sped past the narrow gateway to the Franklin Trail. We did not have to wait long for Carpinteria's Victor...
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1973: Proposed Coastal Trail System

In 1973 a report was published and distributed by Trails Council in partnership with over 25 organizations and agencies. The report set goals that over 40 years later we are still working diligently to achieve. The good news is two-fold.  The interest in and popularity of Mission to Mission hiking in Santa Barbara County has increased dramatically in recent years. We are also just a few years...
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Sierra Club Donates $10,000

A special shout out to all who attended last Wednesday’s Trails & Ales event in honor of the Santa Barbara Sierra Club Group’s donation to the Franklin Trail Fund. An extra big thank you to Sierra Club for the donation. The Trail Project Adding on to the lower trail segments, Phase III of the Franklin Trail will reopen a previously inaccessible trail segment, consisting primarily of...
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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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