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October 2020

GCC Star Viewing

October 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Goleta, CA United States + Google Map
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November 2020

Medicinal Herbs of the Gaviota Coast – Herb Walk at Gaviota Hot Springs

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gaviota Hot Springs Trailhead, Gaviota Park Boundary
Goleta, California 93117
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$30 – $50
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Join local herbalist Emily Sanders on a morning herb walk at the Gaviota Hot Springs to learn native medicinal plants of the Gaviota Coast. During this morning walk, you will learn about the folk, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard. Safe plant ID and ethical wild crafting with be taught, along with easy to make herbal remedies for everyday ailments. To keep our participants safe during COVID -19, we are following…

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Geology Hike

November 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Arroyo Hondo Preserve, CA 1
Goleta, California 93117
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Susie Bartz will lead this hike. Arroyo Hondo has limited days and hours and requires a registered group space which we have for this date. Participants will be accepted on a first come-first serve email response. We still need to limit the numbers to 12 participants as an abundance of covid caution. You will be asked to pay a $10 fee to Arroyo Hondo at the hike. This hike is 2 to 3 miles and is moderate with some gradual…

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Low Tide Beach Hike at Naples

November 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Steve Forsell will take us onto the private working ranch where we will legally climb over/under a gate to the cow pasture. The path to the beach can be challenging with a slippery shale slope. We bring a rope to hang onto although it seems to not be necessary for some who are surefooted. This hike is about 3 miles. Again, we still need to limit the numbers to 12 participants as an abundance of COVID caution and give priority…

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September 2021

The Conservancies Classic

September 12, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Carpenteria Beach, 100 Ash Avenue
Carpenteria, California 93013 United States
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Fish with friends - win awards! The drawing winner gets a BRAND NEW KAYAK!! All proceeds go to the Gaviota Coast Conservancy! Please follow all current COVID-19 Guidelines

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October 2021


October 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Refugio State Beach, 10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta, California 93117 United States
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$99 – $122

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 their necessary kayaks and gear. Their seasoned guides will take care of everything once you arrive. We meet at Refugio State Beach, a 15-20 minute drive north of Santa Barbara. Once outfitted, your guides offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore, including instruction for surf entries and exits. Once we are…

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January 2022

New Year’s Day Hike 2022

January 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The year 2022 starts with an unusually low tide of -1.8 at 3:00 pm on January 1. This is a great opportunity to head to your favorite Gaviota beach and witness the splendor of the amazing places we seek to protect. So far, the weather forecast is encouraging. The sun sets just about at 5:00 pm. Some of you may have read the blog that GCC is leading a guided hike from Gaviota State Beach on January 1. Due to…

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February 2022

February 12 Hike at Naples/Santa Barbara Ranch

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Days are getting longer and the grass is getting greener. Let’s get out onto the Gaviota Coast. WHAT:    This guided hike is on a private ranch with a recent history of approved plans for development.  We will meet at the entrance and hike about a mile to the beach access trail. Since the tide is very low, we will have the option of descending down to the beach and heading toward Dos Pueblos Ranch. This is considered a “moderate”…

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April 2022

April 23 – Medicinal Herb Walks – Elwood Bluffs & Butterfly Preserve

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $50

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. Come explore the bluffs and Eucalyptus forest along the Elwood Butterfly Preserve and enjoy the bounty of herbs along its trails. During this hike, you will learn more about the folk, magical, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow…

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May 2022

Santa Ynez Chumash Earth Day 2022

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come visit us at our Gaviota Coast Conservancy table during this Chumash Earth Day celebration and see what we're up to. Enter our raffle for a chance to win a ticket for our October 23 Coastal Cruise! When: May 21, 2022 Time: 10 AM - 2 PM Where: Kitiyepumu' Park - 100 Via Juana Road, Santa Ynez, CA

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