AROUND THE VALLEY ARCHIVES

  • Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories Thanks to the Coastal Act and the Coastal Commission, generations of Californians and our visitors enjoy the most pristine and undeveloped coast in the country, with recreation and access for all. It’s an amazing accomplishment. Almost 40 years ago the people of California passed Proposition 20 – the Coastal Initiative.
  • Celebrating 50 Years Protecting Carpinteria Come Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary With Us! We’ll be celebrating 50 years of protecting Carpinteria on Saturday, July 19th, from 2pm until 5pm at the new Arts Center at 855 Linden Avenue. Join us as we welcome friends, neighbors, and local political representatives to our birthday party. As one of the oldest grassroots ...
  • Create a Bee-friendly Garden Some people think nature is “out there”, in a national park or other designated wilderness area. But bees, our most important pollinators, love to live in urban settings where there are short flight paths, and a variety of different plants and flowers to sample.
  • Eco Dog’s Beach Guide: Keeping Carpinteria’s Beaches Healthy Dog-friendly Santa Barbara County has 2 miles of off-leash beach and 21 beaches that welcome dogs on-leash. We also share the County’s beautiful beaches with wildlife…
  • CVA President, Vera Bensen, Receives Environmental Honor from Cox Communications CVA is proud to announce that our Board President and longest serving member, Vera Bensen, has been awarded second place in the 2013 “Cox Conserves Heroes” program. Created in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Cox Conserves Heroes recognizes local environmental volunteers and makes donations to local nonprofits on their behalf. “I’m ...
  • Franklin Trail Update To those of you in the community who already have given generously to this ongoing effort to reopen the Franklin Trail, we extend our deepest gratitude.