Creeks Division


The mission of the Creeks Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Division is to improve creek and ocean water quality and restore natural creek systems through storm water and urban runoff pollution reduction, creek restoration, and community education programs.


Meetings & Events

Creek Week 2023 Header featuring Creek Week logo and City and County logos, along with text "Creek Week, September 23 - 30, 2023, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Goleta, UCSB"
Sep 23 - 30, 2023All day
Creek Week
Creek Week is an annual celebration of our creeks, watersheds, and the ocean,…
Community members attend a Coffee at the Creek event at Sycamore Creek at East Beach
Sep 29, 20239:30 - 10:30 AM
Coffee at the Creek | Mission Creek at Oak Park
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division for Coffee at the Creek! Drop by…
Community members attend a tour on the Land Shark during Creek Week
Sep 30, 20239:30 - 11:30 AM
SOLD OUT Creek Week Land Shark Tour with the Creeks Division
Join the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division for a tour on the Land Shark! 

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About the Creeks Division

In November 2000, the City of Santa Barbara’s voters approved Measure B, an increase in the transient occupancy tax rate from 10% to 12% with proceeds from the 2% tax increase restricted to use in the Creeks Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Division. In January 2001 the Creeks Division was established as part of the Parks and Recreation Department. A volunteer Creeks Advisory Committee was also created to help guide the Division's projects and programs. In January 2023, the Creeks Division was moved to the City's Sustainability & Resilience Department.