Cachuma Lake Given Maximum Protection from Invasive Species: Santa Barbara County Extends Vessel Quarantine to 30 Days. The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department Parks Division has received Board of Supervisor’s approval to increase protection from aquatic invasive species at Cachuma Lake. Staff will be enforcing a 30 day vessel quarantine on all trailered vessels entering Cachuma Lake, which is an extension of the current 14 day quarantine period. A longer quarantine period provides additional protections against the invasive species. There are two exceptions to the new quarantine policy: 1) Vessels that already have a Cachuma Lake boat launch security tag will not have to be inspected, and 2) kayaks and canoes will be allowed to launch after passing the inspection program and power wash. With more stringent quarantine protocols the lake can continue recreational boating. Please view the entire Cachuma Lake 30-Day Quagga Protocol press release here. View detailed boat launch protocols here.
The George Rhoads Windamajig kinetic sculpture at Goleta Beach is undergoing restoration. The sculpture was temporarily removed on April 7, 2014, and is anticipated to be back at Goleta Beach in six weeks. After over twenty years of exposure to the marine environment, the Windamajig rotating arms, chimes and mechanicals will undergo repairs, restoration and receive fresh paint. Restoration is funded by a partnership between a private foundation that supports public art and the Santa Barbara County Art Commission.
The Goleta Pier is temporarily closed to pedestrians and boat launches. The March storm damaged parts of the supporting structure rendering the pier unsafe for pedestrians and boat launches. Parks continues to investigate damage and is working to complete the needed repairs as soon as possible. Check back for updates as details become available.
Jalama Beach park will be closed for repaving from Monday, April 21st through Friday, May 2nd. We recommend checking back on this site periodically in case the repaving project does not move forward based on extenuating circumstances, in which case the repaving will be done at another time.
19th Annual Trout Derby at Cachuma Lake! April 12th and 13th, 2014. Over $5,000 in cash prizes! Thousands more in merchandise prizes. Click here for more information. Download the registration form.
UPDATE:Temporary Vessel Quarantine Restrictions are currently in place until further notice, as of January 14, 2014. Please follow this link for full information.
San Marcos Foothills Preserve - Long Term Management Plan
Final Mitigated Negative Declaration 07NGD-00000-00019 for the New Cuyama Community Center Master Plan, 2008
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Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance Implementation - Read about it / See ordinance.