Santa Barbara Urban Streams and Wetlands Restoration

Location: Santa Barbara County

Project Type: Restoration Planning

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Riparian

Cost: $322,000

Assembly District: 37

Senate District: 19

Congressional District: 24

Project Lead/Grantee:
Community Environmental Council (Jill Komoto 805-963-0583)

This project implemented the San Jose Creek Restoration Plan, while also preparing an enhancement plan for four Santa Barbara County watersheds.

The project supported the development of “an integrated, cooperative watershed restoration program” for the south coast and allowed the Santa Barbara based Community Environmental Council to coordinate the preparation of design and preliminary engineering plans for selected creek, stream, and wetland restoration and enhancement projects along the south coast of Santa Barbara in four selected watersheds: Goleta Slough, Arroyo Burro, Mission, and Carpinteria.

The coastal riparian and wetland resources associated with the two dozen small creek and stream watersheds along the south coast of Santa Barbara County are extremely important locally, regionally, and statewide. The urban creek and stream watershed drainages targeted in this project contain significant riparian and wetland habitat resources which can be enhanced and restored.