The Carpinteria Creek Watershed Coalition (CCWC) is a partnership between local landowners, community groups, resource agencies, and individuals working together to restore and protect the resources of Carpinteria Creek. Inspired by a shared sense of responsibility to our community, we are working together to provide conditions that will promote healthy steelhead populations in the watershed. Working at the watershed level means building partnerships and finding common ground among people of diverse interests and perspectives. The Coalition hopes to offer ideas and attract the technical and financial help that will encourage people along the creek to join in caring for the creek.
The Pinkham Project has begun
The Pinkham fish passage restoration project along Carpinteria Creek, represents one of the last barriers in the Carpinteria Creek Watershed. The project will replace an undersized rail car bridge with a wider and taller bridge. It will also remove 90 feet of concreted stream channel and banks. The stream channel will be regraded and the creek banks will be restored with native riparian vegetation. When the project is complete steelhead trout will have access to upstream habitat. Click here to follow the project blog
Please join us for our Watershed Presentation Series
Thursday December 12th, Biologist Scott Cooper from UCSB will give us an overview of the Ecology of our local streams and the effects that fire and other disturbances have on steelhead trout. The presentation will be held at the Veterans' Memorial Building at 941 Walnut Avenue in Carpinteria from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. If you have any questions please email us
At the January CCWC meeting we discussed our goals for the coalition over the next year and what we would like to try and accomplish in 2013. For a full list of our 2013 goals click here. If you would like to add any topics to the list please contact us at your convenience.
Check out our events Calendar for information on upcoming meetings and volunteer events. The CCWC meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 10am to noon at Carpinteria's City Hall. Various volunteer events happen throughout the year subscribing to our newsletter will allow you to stay informed about upcoming events and meetings.
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The people of Carpinteria Valley share a strong sense of environmental stewardship. We've proven our ability to make things happen by our efforts to restore Carpinteria Salt Marsh and to preserve Carpinteria Bluffs. By working together to achieve local solutions, we can also help bring back the steelhead to Carpinteria Creek. It takes an involved and aware community to create a healthy watershed--and Carpinteria Creek deserves the very best of us all. The Carpinteria Creek Watershed Coalition have restoration projects underway that will improve the overall quality of the watershed for native plants, local people and California's wildlife. We invite you to join us.
Creation of this website was funded in part by a grant from the County of Santa Barbara's Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) program. Continued maintenance of the website as well as support for the CCWC is funded through the Department of Fish and Game's, Fisheries Restoration Grant Program.
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