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Palermo Open Space RestorationCreeks Division

Arroyo Burro creek at the Palermo Open Space



In December 2019, the City purchased two properties along Arroyo Burro at the end of Palermo Road. The purpose of this 5.3 acre acquisition is to preserve and protect this rare open space within the City, and to allow for the implementation of a creek restoration and water quality improvement project on Arroyo Burro.

The Creeks Division plans to implement a creek restoration project at the site, which will likely include non-native weed removal and revegetation with native plants, biotechnical stabilization of eroding banks, removal of hard structures from the creek area, improvement of trails, and interpretive signage.

To learn more about this upcoming restoration, or to be notified of future community meetings regarding the project, please contact Erin Markey at (805) 560-7549 or

Acquisition of this property was generously supported by the Resources Agency to Improve California River Parkways under the 2002 Resources Bond; the California Coastal Conservancy through the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1); and, by City of Santa Barbara hotel visitors through Measure B.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2019
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