Following the recent storms that brought additional sediment to the San Antonio Debris Basin, Santa Barbara County Public Works (Public Works) will begin to take this material to Goleta Beach County Park as soon as Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Due to recent rainfall and the increased chance of future storms, Santa Barbara County Public Works (Public Works) will begin sediment deposit operations at Goleta Beach.

Construction on the Ashley Road Bridge is complete, and the road is now open to traffic. The $1.8 million bridge connects East Mountain Road to Sycamore Canyon Road and provides essential access to Montecito Fire Department Station #2 and Cold Springs School. Residents, government officials, and local partners gathered on Thursday morning at the bridge to celebrate the project.

The WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest is being launched to promote attractive and water efficient gardens in the County. The Santa Barbara County Water Agency and participating local water providers encourage residents to apply for the contest online to compete for an agency award and the countywide grand prize.