Arroyo Burro Creek Restoration at Las Positas

Location: Santa Barbara County

Project Type: Restoration Planning

Status: Removed

Habitat Type: Erosion/Sedimentation, Exotics Control, Riparian

Cost: $270,000

Area Affected: 6 acres

Project Footprint: 0.4 stream miles

Assembly District: 35

Senate District: 18

Congressional District: 24

Project Lead/Grantee: City of Santa Barbara (805-963-0611)

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This project developed conceptual design plans and performed a constraints and feasibility analysis for the restoration of approximately 2,000 feet of Arroyo Burro Creek in the City of Santa Barbara.

A major goal of this project was to ensure that the process follows a community consensus-based approach. Project leaders at the City of Santa Barbara solicited public input and established a community restoration working group in order to complete the creek restoration plans. Implementation of this project occurred within the context of the Arroyo Burro visioning process and the City’s efforts to develop creek guidelines for restoration and stormwater treatment, as well as a broader watershed restoration plan for Arroyo Burro.