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Goleta Beach: In preparation for the forecasted significantly strong El Niño storm season, the California Coastal Commission approved an Emergency Permit for the County of Santa Barbara to construct a winter sand berm along approximately 2,400 feet of Goleta Beach... Read more... added 12/01/15

Request for Proposal:  Proposals are now being accepted to operate THE MARINA CAFE at CACHUMA LAKE RECREATION AREA. More information  added 10/26/15

Cachuma Lake Boat Launch: Temporarily Closed. The boat launch is temporarily closed due to dropping lake levels.  Read more... added 09/23/15

Goleta Beach Project - View status updates on the this project aimed at protecting Goleta Beach County Park from erosion and storm damage.  For information about the use of Goleta Beach Park check out the following video:   and view the Fact Sheet updated 05/11/15

Rice Ranch Specific Plan - 2014 Draft Trails Plan  

Click here to view the letter discussing the outcome of the August 21st public meeting and the County's position on the fencing in Isla Vista.


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.

Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance Implementation - Read about it / See ordinance.

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