Ellwood Now: A Guided Tour of Habitat Stewardship

Join Parks and Open Space Manager George Thomson on May 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Get a behind the scenes look at the active work taking place now at Ellwood with City of Goleta Parks and Open Space Manager George Thomson. Come to Ellwood Open Space on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a guided tour. It’s an opportunity to learn about the meticulous steps being taken to reduce wildfire risk, from clearing flammable materials to mowing grass to trimming and thinning trees. See firsthand the actions taking place to protect our homes and preserve the natural beauty of Ellwood.

Date: Monday May 6, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Park at Ellwood Mesa Open Space & Sperling Preserve parking area, 7729 Hollister Avenue, across the street from Ellwood School.

This event is free and open to all. It is especially designed for community members and neighbors eager to understand the vital work happening in our shared backyard. No RSVP required. 

To learn more about the Ellwood Mesa Neighborhoods Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project, visit Ellwood Mesa Neighborhoods Hazardous Fuel Reduction.

Funding for fire prevention activities in and near Ellwood Mesa (Ellwood Mesa Neighborhoods Hazard Fuel Reduction) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.