- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Sewer and Water Infrastructure Improvement Project
The construction of these improvements is now scheduled to start in the last week of January 2014 and SBBG is forecasting completion by the end of April 2014 subject to weather impacts.
They have retained the firm of Flowers & Associates, Inc. to administer the construction contract and ask that you contact them directly with any comments or questions as they will have direct contact with the Contractor. Ric Craig, of Flowers & Associates, Inc. (F&A) should be your contact on construction related activities and he can be reached at (805) 320-9154 (cell). firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions relating to compliance with County Project Conditions you can contact Brian Banks at the County at (805) 568-3559 email@example.com.
For questions regarding environmental monitoring you can contact the County’s consultant for those services, Shruti Ramaker with Cardno Entrix at (805) 979-9561 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding County Road Encroachment Permit compliance you can contact the County at (805) 681-4990.
(posted Jan. 2014)
- County resurfacing Mission Canyon Road
Residents are advised that the County is resurfacing Mission Canyon Road below Foothill and Cheltenham in the coming weeks. The markings on those roads are ground out to make the surface treatment stick to the road better. The paint will be put back once the new surface is done. Attached is a diagram showing roads in the Mission Canyon area that will be resurfaced this month. There will likely be delays and detours while the work is being done.
Map of roadwork
- Mission Park to Mission Canyon multimodal improvements project
Santa Barbara County and the City of Santa Barbara invite you to attend a public workshop for the Mission Park to Mission Canyon multimodal improvements project funded by a Caltrans Community Based Transportation Planning Grant. We are seeking your thoughts about developing a safer travel corridor from Mission Santa Barbara (East Los Olivos Street, in the City) to Mission Canyon (Mission Canyon Road up to Foothill Road, in the County).
The workshop will be held on October 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Woman's Club, 670 Mission Canyon Road. Staff will be available to answer any questions about the project. If you are interested in visiting the area prior to the workshop, a self guided walking tour booklet is available on the following website: http://longrange.sbcountyplanning.org/planareas/mission_canyon/mc_multimodal.php
See the website for more information or contact Rosie Dyste at email@example.com or (805) 568-3532.
- Report on Jesusita and New Attitude After Yarnell Tragedy
A Jesusita Fire story recently appeared online that caught the attention of the Mission Canyon Association's Fire Committee. It discussed the firefighter injuries from Jesusita, and also the fire chiefs' reaction to the deaths of the 19 Hot Shots in Yarnell, Arizona, in June. In this article, reporter Ray Ford writes about how the unpredictability of wildfires and the Yarnell deaths have made fire chiefs increasingly reluctant to send the men and women under their commands into wildfires to save property. And rightly so, we believe - a house is not worth a firefighter's life. The article is linked below (with the permission of The Santa Barbara Independent): http://www.independent.com/news/2013/aug/30/safety-firefighters/
(posted Sept. 2013)
- Brush Day was another great success.
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Loads 12 14 18 15 17 13 12 24 10 9 Tons 25 31.1 39.4 37.0 37.5 28.0 33.0 43.0 28.2 33 33 28 18.3 17.6
- Annual Brush Day: We will be having our annual brush clearing day on Saturday, June 8, at the SB Woman's Club on Mission Canyon Rd. As always, members who have paid their annual dues(only $35) are welcome to bring all the brush they want to the pick-up locations. We just ask that you leave out yucca, palm fronds, succulents, and ice plant. (posted 4/13/13)
- Annual Meeting 4/11/13: We had an excellent turn-out last evening and engaging speakers with important information. Thank everyone for making it such a success!
- Fire and Chaparral: A Delicate Balance
Join us in welcoming the local Channel Islands chapter of the California Native Plant Society (http://www.cnpsci.org/ Calendar/Events.htm) to the Garden as we host the Santa Barbara area meetings. Please bring plants to ID, or extra natives from your yard to exchange.
November Speaker: Robert Muller, Research Associate, SBBG and former Director of Research. Dr. Muller presents an interesting look at the history and significance of wildfire as it relates to our native chaparral and will discuss ecological aspects of our policies towards fuel management.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm In the Blaksley Library Free to members and non-members (posted 11/10/12)
- Concerned Citizens for Safe Passage, a Working Group comprised of and representing Key Stakeholders has been formed to take on the challenge to identify the problems and constraints, and to support improvements that will provide safe passage in the "bottleneck" of roadways and intersections on the south and north sides of the historic Mission Creek Bridge. For more information on this ongoing project, click here. (posted 9/2012)
- The Mission Canyon Association has received a California Fire Safe Council Grant of $67,000 to be used for vegetation management and we need your help! For more information, click here.
- For older news, please see our Canyon Issues page.
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