A Vision Through the Mist

by Janet Koed Today I had a special moment you might appreciate. It starts out with a group meeting up for a kayak day trip at Refugio. Met by some disappointing foggy weather, we launched into the familiar abyss. Water …

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ACTION ALERT!! Let the Coastal Commission Hear Your Comment on Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program, (HRCAP), Thursday October 14th

Action Alert!!   The HOLLISTER RANCH COASTAL ACCESS PROGRAM (HRCAP) will be reviewed by the CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th. Please write the Commission or offer a personal comment at the online meeting about the importance of this issue …

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Coastal Cleanup Blitz

by Janet Koed California Coastal Cleanup Day officially started in 1985. Since 2013, Gaviota Coast Conservancy has signed up to run the show at Refugio State Beach which is an idyllic setting typically void of a lot of trash. One …

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Paddle for Paradise Oct 2nd

by Janet Koed PADDLE for PARADISE – Saturday, October 2, 2021 Experience a special part of the undeveloped Gaviota Coast from the vantage point of an aquatic creature.  Let Santa Barbara Adventure Company meet you at the water’s edge with …

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The One That Got Away

by Janet Koed For some folks, the thrill of sportfishing is in bringing home a 30” halibut to put on the dinner table. For others, the satisfaction comes from spending slow peaceful hours of hearing the water lapping against the …

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We’ve Lost a Champion

Lee Moldaver, Community Activist and Organizer, Cofounder of Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Has Died Nick Welsh shares thoughtful details and memories in his beautiful profile of Lee in the Santa Barbara Independent.  Josh Molina of Noozhawk interviewed our board president, Steve …

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Gaviota Double Feature Movie Screening at Night Lizard

by Janet Koed What is a Night Lizard? A night lizard could be a small local reptile rescued from the brink of extinction, or it could be the Santa Barbara craft brewing company, showing a special documentary wildlife film of …

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Santa Barbara Ranch: aka Naples

By Phil McKenna Naples is the backbone of the eastern Gaviota Coast. It is 2 miles from Santa Barbara County’s Urban Limit Line that creates the boundary between the city of Goleta and the rural lands of the Gaviota Coast. …

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