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UCSB Nature Walk with 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann!


The walk around the newly restored upper arms of Devereux Slough will be led by Darwin Richardson, the restoration project manager. The area, which is the former location of a golf course, has been planted with locally sourced native plants to create an ecological wonderland for research, teaching and just plain enjoyment. It is highly recommended to bring binoculars.

Do not miss this opportunity for a tour of an important large-scale habitat restoration of seriously impacted wetlands in an urban setting. The project offers multiple benefits:

  • Improving downstream water quality
  • Reducing flood risk
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Providing opportunities for people to get exercise
  • Connecting to the coastal trail system
  • Enjoying nature and wildlife

In addition to enjoying nature, this is an opportunity to learn more about Supervisor Hartmann’s vision for the future of recreation in Santa Barbara County and how you can become an open-space, trails, and parks advocate in our County.

WHERE: Trailhead is the parking lot near 6969 Whittier Drive, Goleta, CA 93117

WHEN: Sunday, May 5th from 10 am to 12 pm
(event will be postponed in the event of rain)

RSVP: https://forms.gle/UDyCRwkUQ4q3odQFA


  • Office of Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann
  • Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
  • Healthy People Healthy Trails
  • Santa Barbara County Trail Council

Please bring plenty of drinking water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and appropriate shoes. Please note there are no restrooms at the trailhead or on the trail.

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101 exit Glen Annie Road/Storke Road and head south for 1 mile, turn right onto Whittier Dr. Park in the lot near 6969 Whittier Dr. on the left side of the street.

Additional Information:

  • Difficulty Rating: Easy
  • Distance: 1-2 Miles out and back
  • Grade Change: Less than 5% average
  • Elevation Gain: 10 feet
  • Shade: Very little
  • Obstacles: Uneven surface




Santa Barbara County Trails Council


6969 Whittier Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
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