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Santa Ynez Chumash Earth Day 2022

by Janet Koed Come visit us at our 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, …

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Dirty Work

by Janet Koed Trash pickup with Gaviota Coast Conservancy is no walk in the park. Unlike beach cleanups where our volunteers have strolled scenic sandy places looking for discarded matter, highway cleanups present less serene surroundings. Semi-trucks go whizzing by. …

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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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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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