Beautify Goleta Does Earth Day Proud

Check Out Photos from the Event

The City of Goleta is pleased to report that a record number of volunteers participated in the first Earth Day edition of Beautify Goleta on Saturday, April 22. Between the three cleanup locations (Stow Grove Park, Lake Los Carneros and Ellwood Bluffs) and the self-guided participants, 115 volunteers picked up 330 pounds of trash!

The Beautify Goleta event also included a bulky item drop off that had great participation. There were forty-one drop-offs, filling two large roll-off containers and collecting over 80 cubic yards of bulky items.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and made this a successful event. Check out our photo album here of the Beautify Goleta Earth Day edition. We also want to thank our partners at MarBorg Industries, Big Green Cleaning, and the Caltrans Clean California program for their ongoing support.

Here is a breakdown from the event:

Spotlight Cleanup Location: Stow Grove Park

  • 44 Volunteers
  • 142 pounds of trash collected

Cleanup Location: Lake Los Carneros

  • 34 Volunteers
  • 32 pounds of trash collected

Cleanup Location: Ellwood Bluffs

  • 33 Volunteers
  • 141 pounds of trash collected

Self-Guided Cleanups

  • 4 Volunteers
  • 15 pounds of trash collected

Bulky Item Drop Off Event

  • 41 Vehicle Drop Offs
  • 81 Cubic Yards of bulky items collected

We have two more Beautify Goleta events scheduled this year from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on July 22 (“Put A Smile On Your Place”) and September 23 (“Coastal Cleanup Day”). We hope you will join us as a volunteer or captain. For more information about the program and how to be a captain or host a cleanup in your neighborhood, go to

Pictured at top: Volunteer Lucinda Anderson picking up trash at Ellwood Bluffs

Goleta Rotary and Community West Bank hosts Stow Grove Park spotlight cleanup location

Two volunteers help clean up Lake Los Carneros

The Donahoe Family weighs in as a team at Ellwood Bluffs