April 23 – Herb Walk at Elwood Bluffs

by Janet Koed April 23rd Medicinal Herb Walk at Elwood Bluffs and Butterfly Preserve WHAT:    Join local herbalist Emily Sanders to learn about the medicinal and edible weeds of Santa Barbara, move your body, breathe, and reconnect with nature. …

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Freedom Trax Explore Jalama Beach

by Steve Forsell Are you familiar with our local non-profit known as NatureTrack? They provide cost-free outdoor field trips for Santa Barbara County school-aged children, utilizing local trails and beaches in Santa Barbara. They have a dedicated volunteer group of …

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From “No Trespassing” To The Welcome Mat

by Janet Koed On February 12, Steve and I headed out for a low tide hike at Naples with a good-sized group of folks. After years of hiking on Naples, we no longer expect to be sent away, and the …

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Gaviota and Black History Month

by Janet Koed When I read the article in the Santa Barbara Independent, “Black History Started Here in Santa Barbara”, I was impressed by the historical documentation of Eric Hvolbol. It wasn’t the first time Gaviota Coast Conservancy learned new …

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