Friday, October 7, 2011

Rasta and Transparentsea are sailing down the coast. First stop, Gaviota coast.

The Transparentsea crew have started their one month odyssey. They are sailing from north of Santa Barbara and heading to Baja, Mexico. They are sailing to highlight coastal issues and the plight of marine mammals. One of their first stops is the gorgeous Gaviota Coast.

During their stop in Santa Barbara they met with our local activist maven Sandy Lejeune.

Here Rasta and Sandy connect holding up the campaign T (pick one up on Swell).

You can engage in this campaign, sign the petition here Save Gaviota.

Photo: Dawe/TransparentSea

If that's not enough the crew, including Angus Stone, wrote and recorded a song about the 20 miles of Gaviota coast. Check that out here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Gifts of Gaviota

The Gifts of Gaviota

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Environmental Defense Center's Open Space Preservation and Education Network (OPEN) program is hosting a forum event to educate the community about the importance of the Gaviota Coast and the ongoing progress of the Gaviota Planning Action Committee (PAC). The event will be held on Thursday, April 28th from 7-9 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's beautiful Fleischmann Auditorium. The panel of speakers will discuss a variety of perspectives about Gaviota including its agricultural heritage, biodiversity, cultural resources, land use challenges, and how the community can become involved in making decisions about the future planning of this unique area. A "Q and A" session will be held afterward with panelists. Featured speakers will include: Larry Hunt, (wildlife biologist) Roberta Codero (Chumash elder), Mike Lunsford (Gaviota Coast Conservancy), Guner Tautrim (Gaviota landowner and farmer) and Mike McGinnis (educator). Free event open to the public.