Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Mission:
To help conserve and restore the earth’s natural ecosystems and improve its biological diversity, principally in the Santa Barbara area, and to connect people with birds and nature through education, science-based projects and advocacy.
Upcoming events are posted here: http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/
CEC’s mission is to identify, advocate, raise awareness, and develop effective programs to solve the most pressing environmental issues that affect the Santa Barbara region. We are a solutions-based organization, currently focused on moving the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels and energy-intensive products.
Founded in 1991, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SB Bike) is a countywide advocacy and resource organization that promotes bicycling for safe transportation and recreation. It consists of dedicated volunteers who maintain contact with City, County and regional transportation professionals, elected officials, educators, bike clubs, employee transportation coordinators, bike shops, bike manufacturers, and other advocacy groups.
Bici Centro, a project of SB Bike, is a community DIY bicycle repair shop and education center, with the goal of facilitating skill share and increase reliability and safety for Santa Barbara bicycle riders.
To protect the unique natural, scenic, agricultural, recreational, educational and cultural resources of the open space lands of the Gaviota Coast for the benefit of current and future generations.
- responsible trail use, respect, and education of all trail users
- the design and maintenance of environmentally and socially sustainable trails
- provide responsible care for public lands through continued stewardship
The Los Padres Sierra Club serves Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in Southern California and includes four geographical groups. The Arguello Group serves northern Santa Barbara County while the Santa Barbara Group serves the South County. Southern Ventura County is served by the Conejo Group while the North County is served by the Ventura Sierra Club.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to inculcate typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking
The Los Padres Council is divided into five districts. Three are in Santa Barbara County:
- South Coast District – Scouting in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta area—
District Executive is Andrew Royster
- Cachuma District – Scouting in the Santa Ynez Valley—
District Executive is Ron Walsh
- Live Oak District – Scouting in the Santa Maria, Lompoc, VAFB, Guadalupe area—
District Executive is Angel A. Ortega
Channel Islands Restoration protects rare and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat in sensitive and unique natural areas on the California Channel Islands and adjacent mainland. We educate a variety of groups about the value of native habitat and how to protect it. We recruit volunteers and identify and develop public and private funding sources for habitat restoration programs. We create collaborative relationships within the environmental community. CIR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Ken Owen, Executive Director (805) 448-5726
Wayne R. Ferren Jr., Principal Ecologist (805) 722-2324
Kevin Thompson, Operations Manager (805) 660-7399
Duke McPherson, Board President (805) 705-9529
Jane O’Dell, Bookkeeper (805) 689-4120
Linda Benedik Volunteer Coordinator (805) 448-6203
The Environmental Defense Center protects and enhances the environment of California’s south central coast through education, advocacy, and legal action.