Celebrate Earth Day with Beautify Goleta on April 22

Over 4,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at March Beautify Goleta Event 

Save the date for the City’s next Beautify Goleta on April 22 to coincide with “Earth Day.” We hope you will volunteer for this community wide clean-up event. The Spotlight area is Stow Grove Park and surrounding neighborhoods, but you can volunteer to help beautify Goleta anywhere throughout the City. A special thanks to our Spotlight Captains Goleta Rotary Club and Community West Bank.

Beautify Goleta will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. All volunteers will get to take home a “Plastic Free Goleta” reusable utensil kit. The Spotlight area includes a bulky item pick-up from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. where nearby residents can drop off large items they no longer want.

Our last Beautify Goleta event on March 25 was very successful with over 4,000 pounds of trash collected! Forty-eight volunteers collected 257 pounds of trash as part of the community cleanup. Volunteers collected a wide range of items including bottles, cans, bottle caps, cigarettes, plastic bags, straws, wrappers, and take out containers.  

The Bulky Item Drop Off event was in Old Town at the Community West Bank Parking lot (5827 Hollister Avenue). There were 14 vehicle drop offs, resulting in 3,857 pounds of bulky items being collected.

A special thank you to our Beautify Goleta Captains including Amanda Cobb with Habitat Santa Barbara, Jerry Lucera with Waypoint Church, and City of Goleta Public Engagement Commissioner Susan Klein-Rothschild. We also want to thank our partners at MarBorg Industries, Big Green Cleaning, and the Caltrans Clean California program for their ongoing support. 

Please help us make the April 22nd Earth Day event even better and volunteer with us! The City is also looking for more Captains. Captains can be clubs, businesses, community groups, or individuals that help keep a group of volunteers organized on event day. For more information on being a Captain please email EnvironmentalServices@CityOfGoleta.org. To learn more about Beautify Goleta and sign up to volunteer on April 22, go to www.CityofGoleta.org/BeautifyGoleta.

Spotlight Captain Amanda Cobb with Habitat Santa Barbara gets Goleta Rotary Club volunteers ready for action; photo courtesy of Habitat Santa Barbara