Gaviota Coast Conservancy

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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Hollister Ranch Planning Process – You’re Invited

GCC Encourages your Participation in the Hollister Ranch  Planning Process – You’re Invited to Share Your Ideas! The HRCAP Planning Team would like to thank you for staying involved with this planning effort. The State and Planning team have been …

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New River Gorge National Park – A New Park

By Steve Forsell Yes there is another new National Park which was designated in December 2020. Having visited all of the other 62 National Parks, my wife, Mary, and I were anxious to keep our list up to date and …

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