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Carpinteria Salt Marsh Herb Walk

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$35

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On Sunday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. we will visit the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, also known as El Estero, a rare salt wetland in Southern California. Nearly destroyed by development, the remaining estuary was restored in the late 1990s by a group of concerned citizens along with the City of Carpinteria, UCSB, and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Completed in 1997, the 8-acre portion of the marsh owned by the City of Carpinteria was renamed the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park.

Shovelnose Guitarfish and Round Stingrays seen from the bridge in the Salt Marsh on July 11, 2021. Photo: John Brant

The park includes walking trails and interpretive signage. It is home to hundreds of migrating birds and other wildlife, including exotic sharks, rays and native fish when conditions are right. This event is scheduled to coincide with the right time of year and tide level to be able to see the marine wildlife. We shall see if the best laid plans of mice and men prevail. No guarantees.

There also is a great variety of edible and medicinal plants of the Coastal Strand and Coastal Sage Scrub plant communities which, predictably, will be there for us to see and learn from. Useful native plants there include Blue Elderberry, California Blackberry, Grindelia, Lemonade Berry, Mugwort, Pickleweed, Wild Rose, and Coastal Sagebrush.

Due to the sensitivity of the habitat, dogs are prohibited here. No smoking, please.

 

REGISTRATION:
The cost for the walk is $35. Please be sure to use the REGISTER link below before returning to this page and clicking on the PayPal button to complete payment and secure your space. Note: Online payment includes a PayPal fee. If you prefer, you may mail a check. When you register you will receive mailing instructions.

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Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
$35
Website:
https://HerbWalks.com

Organizer

Lanny Kaufer
Phone:
8056466281
Email:
register@herbwalks.com
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Venue

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park
103 Ash Ave.
Carpinteria, 93013 United States
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