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 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! 
Creeks Advisory Committee title presentation slide
Oct 18, 20235:30 - 7:00 PM
Creeks Advisory Committee Meeting
The Creeks Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Program Citizen Advisory…
Parks & Rec Event

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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.