SOUTH COAST WATERSHED RESOURCE CENTER

The Watershed Resource Center (WRC) is a community education center where you can learn about watershed ecology and the importance of protecting our watersheds, creeks, and ocean.

PUBLIC OPEN HOURS

2ND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Watershed Resource Center

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

What Is A Watershed?

An area of land that drains to a body of water.

ABOUT WRC

ABOUT WRC

Learn about watershed ecology and the importance of protecting our creeks and ocean at the Watershed Resource Center located at Arroyo Burro Beach. Bring your family and friends to our Beach Cleanups, held on the 2nd Sundays of the Month at noon. After the cleanup, stop by during open hours, every 2nd Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and learn about Santa Barbara’s unique watersheds.

An eco-friendly building, the WRC features low-toxicity and reclaimed materials. While you’re here, be sure to check out the upcycled floor that was originally an old gymnasium court.

The Watershed Resource Center is available for community-based organizations with watershed, coastal, and environmental-related missions to use as a venue for meetings, public forums and events. For questions about Beach Cleanups or to schedule your community group meeting, contact Caroline at (805) 884-0459 or email Caroline.

BEACH CLEAN-UPS

BEACH CLEAN-UPS

2nd Sunday of the Month- 12:00 to 2:00

Monthly Beach Cleanups at Arroyo Burro Beach are a wonderful way for families, businesses, and groups to volunteer together and to make a direct positive impact on ocean health. Meet at the Watershed Resource Center at noon. Help us keep the cleanups a zero waste event by bringing your own bag, bucket, and gloves if possible.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Field trips to the Watershed Resource Center teach children and adults about the value of local watersheds, sources of and solutions to water pollution, and the effects of plastic marine debris.

To find out more about our WRC field trips, available to public and private schools, community groups, and camps, go to Explore Ecology Education.

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THE DIRTY DOZEN

THE DIRTY DOZEN

TWELVE POLLUTANTS FOUND MOST FREQUENTLY IN THE OCEAN

More Information Coming Soon…. stay tuned.

WATERSHED MAP

WATERSHED MAPS

JOIN US AT THE NEXT
BEACH CLEAN UP!

Help us clean-up Arroyo Burro Beach
each month!
2nd Sunday of the Month
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.