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State Trails Day Volunteer Workday to Benefit Santa Barbara and Montecito Front Country Trails

Volunteer Workday on Saturday, April 6 Will Focus on Restoring Trails in Areas Damaged by the Thomas Fire and Debris Flows

Join us for a volunteer workday on State Trails Day—Saturday, April 6—that will focus on restoring areas of our trails network damaged by the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flow and rains. This year’s rains have added to continued wear on the trails. The trail work this year will be at Hot Springs Trail and Romero Trail.

This is the second year that we have been continuing to do restoration in the areas so devastatingly hit this winter and last winter. With these trails restored and others completed we continue to get closer to getting most of our Front Country Trails reopened and 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, Los Padres 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, April 6, 2019
8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meet at Montecito Unified School District offices at 385 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito 8:00 and 8:15 a.m.
Lunch provided at the same location after our trail work from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

What to Bring
• Water
• Sunscreen
• A snack (some provided at the event as well)
• 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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