Are you interested in learning more about UCSB’s North Campus Open Space (NCOS)? Then take one of the free tours offered each month. NCOS, formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course, features over two miles of trails through the restored wetland habitat and is managed by UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. Local volunteer naturalists have become certified NCOS Nature Guides and are hosting free tours every month. The public is invited to come learn about the natural history of the Devereux Slough and wetland restoration efforts here in Goleta. Tours are offered every 3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and meet at the Carlton-Duncan Visitor Plaza. Free parking is available for the events at 6969 Whittier Dr.
North Campus Open Space is also hosting “Second Saturdays” each month. Participants meet at 6969 Whittier Dr. at 9:00 a.m. and are invited to help contribute to the planting of native plants and habitat restoration efforts. Please remember to bring water, sunscreen and a hat, and be prepared to get a little dirty.
Both monthly events are family-friendly and all ages are welcome. Participants can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the website at https://www.ccber.ucsb.edu/ to learn more and subscribe to the monthly newsletter.
Pictured: A burrowing owl, one of many wild life seen at NCOS