Naples Kayak Paddle


We hope adventure seekers will join us on Sunday, October 12, for a kayak paddle from Haskell’s Beach to Naples and back. Aquasports of Goleta will deliver kayaks and equipment to the seashore and their guides will shove us off and accompany us to our destination and back – about 4 miles roundtrip. For the last three years, we have experienced beautiful weather and amazing paddling conditions. You do not need to have kayaking experience to participate but must have good swimming skills and comfort in the ocean.

Kayak rentals are $100/person and ALL proceeds go to benefit Naples Coalition because Eric Little and his outfitters wholeheartedly support the work we do. They donate their time. Click here to reserve a kayak. Advance registration is required by October 8.

We can certainly recommend them for other kayak adventures. For more information contact Janet Koed at (805) 683-6631 or email We also have a special rate for those who bring their own kayaks or paddleboards.


Orella Ranch Work Party


When our musician friend Jack Johnson (local resident, and UCSB alumnus) comes to town there is always a good reason to celebrate. Not only did he bless us with an incredible 2 night run at the Santa Barbara Bowl, but as usual he shared his good fortune through advocating and supporting issues that matter. This time around his organization “All At Once” focused on sustainable and local food production as well as education and action around reducing our dependency on plastics.

When Jack and the “All At Once” crew contacted the Naples Coalition about wanting to host a preconcert event that focused on sustainable agriculture I was brought into the fold. As a 6th generation land steward on the Gaviota Coast and a long time board member of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, I have been trying to learn, teach and implement agricultural practices that aggregate our precious resources rather than degragate them. With the opportunity to host a large work party I wasted no time in preparing for implementing the next phase in the development of one of our agricultural fields. My training, philosophy and guiding inspiration is rooted in the design science referred to as Permaculture.

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Channel Islands Restoration


Channel Islands Restoration (CIR) is a Carpinteria based non-profit organization, and we are well known for our many habitat restoration projects on the Channel Islands. Fewer people know that we have restored habitat at several locations on the Gaviota Coast, including planting thousands of natives, removing miles of Arundo from Refugio Creek and removing invasive plants at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve and Refugio State Beach.

CIR grew out of a volunteer project to remove invasive plants on Santa Cruz Island in the early 2000s. Since then, and with the help of more than 6,000 volunteers, CIR has worked on all eight of the Channel Islands and at nearly 50 locations on the coastal mainland from Orcutt to San Pedro. CIR specializes in removing invasive plants in sensitive habitats, particularly where they encroach on threatened or endangered plant and animal species. We also construct nurseries and grow native plants that are used to revegetate restoration sites.

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