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Montecito trails recovery day

Posted at 3:57 AM, Jun 29, 2018

This Saturday, June 30, is Montecito Trails Recovery Day. 

In recognition of National Trails Day, this year’s event will focus on restoring areas of our trails network damaged last winter by the Thomas Fire and the later debris flow. 

Join the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department for an afternoon maintaining some of the Santa Barbara area’s most popular trails that were damaged this winter.

A few trails that will be worked on this weekend are the McMenemy, Old Pueblo, Bud Girard, Saddle Rock, and others.

This is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the many efforts necessary to restore and keep our trails open to the public and available to future generations.

Volunteers will be guided by an experienced trail leader to improve portions of the trails. Volunteers should expect to use hand tools for the following types of work: cutting back brush to widen the trail corridor, improving water control features, and minor tread repair. All tools are provided.

Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy shoes and long pants to protect from poison oak, plus sunglasses for eye protection. Volunteers should also bring water, sunscreen, hat, and a snack.

Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. at Manning Park, Area 2 on 449 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito.

Trail Work starts at 8:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and raffle prizes will be provided for all trail volunteers from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Manning Park, Area #2.