Join the Coastal Fund for a free film screening of “Broke: The Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015”.
This one-hour environmental story started at Refugio State Park during the afternoon that the Plains All-American Pipeline, line 901, burst on May 19, 2015 and spilled 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the Gaviota coast and ocean. Crude oil tumbled in the surf, sent toxic fumes in the air, and killed over 300 sea birds and marine mammals. The story is told by fishermen and fisherwomen, ranchers who were diagnosed with chemical pneumonia, pipeline safety experts, environmental leaders, public officials, and the spokesman for Plains All-American Co.
Producer and Director, UCSB Adjunct Professor Gail Osherenko will join other faculty and community members for a post-screening discussion.
The ACIDD expedition team is sharing preliminary results on campus! Come join us as we hear about their experience with the recent Thomas Fire. A reception will follow!
The Coastal Fund invites you to a free film screening of “Gaviota: The End of Southern California” on January 24th at 7 pm. The screening will take place on campus at the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Pollock Theater. Following the film, Coastal Fund Board Member Courtney Thomas will host a moderated discussion with Director Shaw Leonard.
Attendees are invited to a light reception following the screening. Refreshments will be provided, so come and learn more from local organizations.
Join Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter‘s Vice Chair, Everett Lipman, TONIGHT for a talk on the organization’s work at Goleta Beach. The Coastal Fund has been a strong supporter of Surfrider’s project in preserving our local beaches, so come out and learn about some local, coastal, and community work. The room is at Harder Stadium in a small classroom under the south bleachers. See you there!
Join us for an evening of film screenings, a Bren School faculty panel, UC Santa Barbara graduate student flash talks, and discussion with local water practitioners and conservation groups to explore water supply, quality, and management in the American West.
Right here in Goleta, the Environmental Defense Center is hosting the first of five creek cleanups – an initiative to keep Santa Barbara waters clean. Last year, EDC’s creek cleanups netted over 3700 lbs of trash from 10 creeks near UCSB. Join us at Berkeley Foot Bridge on August 26th to jumpstart this year’s efforts!
Last year, 3,247 lbs of trash were collected following Deltopia, with 410 buckets filled over 419.5 combined hours. In one day, we hope to clean the streets of IV of trash before it makes its way to the ocean, while learning tools to prevent future waste production and employ proper disposal.
Help make our community clean, safe, and beautiful! Free Pizza, Beverages, and Raffle Prizes for volunteers! Visit our FB event: RSVP now!
Presented by Coastal Fund and Adopt-A-Block.
Join us to volunteer to clean our beautiful beach as we watch the sun go down. We will provide the clean up materials, as well as free snacks! For more information check our our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558258467766108/
Share your favorite photos that get up close and personal with our local beaches. You can submit as many photos as you like, and the winner will receive an awesome gift bag of Coastal Fund merchandise! Any photos submitted to this page have the potential to be posted in various Coastal Fund media including our website, Facebook page, newsletters, and various promotional material.
Join us the first week of Winter Quarter for the first annual Coastal Fund Photo Contest Art Walk. The wonderful submissions from the runners up of the 2013-2014 contest will be on display in front of the USCB University Center. The photos feature gorgeous shots of the local coastline, lagoon, and wildlife.
Spend your Saturday enjoying the outdoors and taking care of our environment! Gloves and trash containers will be provided. Please wear sunscreen, close-toed shoes, and bring water.
Network with folks in the environmental community and enjoy live music, food, and drinks
Goleta Valley Beautiful‘s 39th Annual Awards Cinco De Mayo Celebration will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 5th from 3 to 5pm at Rancho Dos Pueblos Casa Grande Gardens. Join GVB for their annual event including awards for local Goleta residents, a silent auction, and live music! Student tickets are only $10 with regular admission tickets at $35. Please RSVP for all events by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone and e-mail, and the event.
Free and open to UCSB students, faculty and staff and lunch will be provided! Artists and water enthusiasts Sara Daleiden and Therese Kelly lead a small workshop to raise awareness about the campus’s unique location and water values. This one-day experiential workshop deepens awareness of water relationships on campus as a key to imagining sea level rise. Sara and Therese will facilitate the invention of collaborative proposals to generate new knowledge of our everyday dependency on water at UCSB. Participants will work in small groups to perform site research and analysis of one water relationship and one environmental media approach. At the close of the workshop, groups will present a proposal for a media design highlighting our relationships to water on the UCSB campus.
This event is the last in the series “i (heart) h2o,” created for the Figuring Sea Level Rise program at UCSB in 2012-13 so don’t miss out!
Sign up for the workshop here
Join us this sunday to clean the beach! The weather has been beautiful so lets make the community even more enjoyable by cleaning it up! What better way to end Earth Week than with a beach clean up! See ya there!
The second beach clean up of the quarter is almost here! Let’s do our part and give back to the environment. Join IV Surfrider and Coastal Fund on Saturday Feb. 9 from 11 to 1pm at the corner of DP and El Embarcadero to clean the beach and enjoy the company of fellow coast lovers! Bring your friends out for a beautiful and productive day!
Have you ever wondered what sea creatures are right around us? Have you ever checked out the tide pools at Campus Point?! That’s a great place to look! Join us on January 26th at 3pm for a tour of the tide pools and see what amazing creatures we can find!
Check out our facebook event for more information and RSVP!