Community Event to Celebrate Purchase of Carpinteria Bluffs

Just 15 months ago, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County launched an ambitious $7.9 million campaign to purchase Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point.

One year later, in partnership with the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, the City of Carpinteria, public funding from the County of Santa Barbara and State of California, and more than 1,300 community members, the Land Trust has successfully raised the entire $7.9 million needed to fund the final purchase, initial restoration, and long-term maintenance of the Carpinteria Bluffs III property.

Celebrate the Bluffs Community Party!

To celebrate and thank all who were involved with the campaign, the Land Trust is hosting a free community event: Celebrate the Bluffs! We did it – let’s party!

WHAT: Celebrate the Bluffs Community Party

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 12-5PM

WHERE: 6309 Carpinteria Ave. (Procore), Carpinteria, CA

WHAT: Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer/Wine Garden, Kids Activities, Site Tours, More

Celebrate the Bluffs will include live performances by local bands the UpbeatAfishnseA the MoonTony Ybarra, and others. Docent-led property tours will be offered throughout the afternoon, and kids activities will include face painting and henna by SB Parties, games, and a fun art project.

A beer/wine garden will be open to anyone 21+ (valid ID required) and will be stocked by local favorites Island Brewing Company, Rincon Brewery, BrewLAB, and Boochcraft. Water with Life and Bona Fide Craft Draft will provide non-alcoholic beverages while Shrimp vs Chef will offer delicious food options, including vegetarian. Proceeds from many vendors will be donated to the Land Trust and Carpinteria Bluffs III. Tax deductible donations to Carpinteria Bluffs may be made on site or at sblandtrust.org.

The event family friendly, with free parking available on-site. Bicycling is strongly encouraged and there will be self-park bike stations.

Celebrate the Bluffs would not be possible without the generous support of: Procore, GIGAVAC, LinkedIn, and Continental. Additional support provided by S&S Seeds, Cate School, Rincon Engineering, Lucidity Events, Charles Schwab, Rockwell Printing, Porch, Carpinteria Coastal View News, NuSil/Avantor, and McGuire | Westlotorn, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

To learn more about Celebrate the Bluffs, contact the Land Trust at 805.966.4520 or visit www.sblandtrust.org/celebrate-the-bluffs.

About the Land Trust

Since 1985, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has worked with community groups, willing landowners and others to preserve, restore, and manage open space, wildlife habitat, and family farms and ranches throughout the County. To date, the Land Trust has helped to preserve more than 25,000 acres of natural resource and working land, including the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Coronado Butterfly Preserve, Point Sal, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, and several ranches on the Gaviota Coast. www.sblandtrust.org.

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