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National Public Lands Day to Benefit Montecito Trails

September 22 Volunteer Workday Will Focus on Restoring Trails Damaged by Thomas Fire and Debris Flows

September 22, 2018 is National Public Lands Day! Join us for a volunteer workday that will focus on restoring areas of our trails network damaged last winter by the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flow. The trail work this year will be at San Ysidro, Buena Vista, and Cold Springs Trails.

This is the second trail workday to focus on restoration in the areas so devastatingly hit this winter. With these trails restored and others completed by contractors, trail user organizations and public agency staff we are getting close to getting most of our Front Country Trails safe for hiking, biking, equestrian and canines. 

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the many efforts necessary to restore and keep our trains open to the public and available to future generations. There is plenty of work for both the experienced trail builder and first-time trail work volunteers.

All tools will be provided, along with instruction and directions. City of Santa Parks and Recreation, County of Santa Barbara Parks, the Montecito Trail Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, and the Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers group will all contribute, creating a fun workday for all.

To volunteer, please visit or contact Steve Biddle from the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 564-5439 or

Volunteer Workday Details

Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meet at Manning Park Area A2 between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m.
Lunch provided at Manning Park Picnic Area 2 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • A snack
  • Gloves
  • Bike helmet
  • Eye protection

What to Wear

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Long pants for protection from poison oak

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
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