Supporting community-based wetland restoration initiatives
Latino Outreach project
Grantee: Community Environmental Council
Total Cost: $54610
Community Environmental Council’s Creek Watchers Program is a volunteer water quality monitoring and watershed education program. The Latino Outreach Project is one of the educational components of the Creek Watchers Program. The goals of the LOP are to 1) provide a special environmental education opportunity to public schools on the south coast of Santa Barbara County that have a high percentage of Latino students; 2) provide opportunities for the Spanish speaking community to learn more about local watershed ecosystems and the issues facing them; and, 3) encourage Latino residents in the Santa Barbara area to get involved in their neighborhood watershed, including water quality monitoring projects. The program includes a series of presentations, activities, and field trips addressing watershed issues, followed by a bilingual Family Night intended as a celebration of the students’ achievements and an opportunity to get families involved in volunteering for the community.