Carpinteria Environmental News

By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 7, 2024

The Carpinteria Bluffs call for volunteers for its Bluffs Restoration on Saturday, May 4 and May 18, from 9 am to 12 pm. The cleanup is in collaboration with CivicSpark and the City of Carpinteria. Work to be done includes planting native species, weeding, and general cleanup.

Tools and snacks provided. Volunteers meet at the Bailard Avenue Parking Lot, 6145 Carpinteria Avenue, with your gloves and sun protection gear. 


The Carpinteria Living Shoreline Project has been awarded a grant of $1.62 million by the California State Coastal Conservancy. The funding provides support for the project’s plans to use a sustainable, nature-based solution along the Carpinteria Beach and shoreline for issues of erosion, flooding, and monitoring sea levels. Solutions include vegetation and sand. I couldn’t help but wonder reading this if they will incorporate the use of “beach roses” in sand dunes, a long-proven standard for erosion and flooding along beaches.


Lifeguard Call for City of Carpinteria. Applicant age range starts at 16. A 500-yard ocean swim test must be completed in ten minutes. Testing dates are slated for May 4 and May 18, bring your swimsuit or wetsuit, goggles, a swim cap for long hair, towel and resume. 

Location: at Carpinteria City Beach at Ash Avenue. All applicants who pass the swim test and interview will receive lifeguard training. 


Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve Environmental talk by John Callender will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 6 pm, at the Carpinteria Library. He will present the history and ecological importance of this wetland to Carpinteria. Callender worked as the City of Carpinteria Planning Commissioner for 15 years and advocated for sea-level awareness. Free event.



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