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Fall Gaviota Coastal Cruise Opportunity

by Janet Koed On Sunday, October 23, Gaviota Coast Conservancy will be hosting a cruise on the Condor Express from Santa Barbara Landing. Captain Dave will take us up the coast with the goal to get to Gaviota State Beach …

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Favorite Getaway In Gaviota

by Andranik Zetlyan Introduction by Janet Koed While in our local hospital having hip surgery, I explained to the excellent physical therapists that I looked forward to a quick recovery so I could get back to hiking on the Gaviota …

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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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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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