Black Rock Beach Lobster Trap Removal Event
Saturday, May 21, 20228:00 am to 12:00 pm
Goleta Beach Parking Lot
Help Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade remove derelict lobster traps from Black Rock Beach.
Channelkeeper has identified approximately eighty traps on Black Rock Beach below More Mesa. On Saturday, May 21, Watershed Brigade volunteers will gather at 8:00 am at the Goleta Beach parking lot and will walk across the slough together and about 1.5 miles east down the beach to remove traps.
Volunteers will use shovels, bolt cutters, and pry bars to dig out buried traps, remove rocks and debris, and stage traps in piles for removal offshore to a commercial fishing boat. Commercial fisherman Chris Voss from Fishermen of Santa Barbara and his team will provide vessel support to load traps and transport them to the Santa Barbara Harbor for proper disposal.
We hope you’ll join us!
- Wear a hat, sunscreen, and shoes that can get wet.
- Bring water, gloves, and a towel to dry off.
- Liability waivers will be distributed in the morning and are required for participants.
- Recommended but not required: Wear swim trunks or appropriate clothing for wading in the surf zone to assist with trap transport to the fishing vessel.
Steps to Participate:
Sign up here
Complete the waiver
Bring plenty of water, a hat, and sunscreen.
Report your cleanup results (location, time spent, estimated pounds picked up, photo) via Google Form, our FB group page or on your own Instagram page (tag us @watershedbrigade, @sbchannelkeeper, #watershedbrigade) to be entered into the end-of-month drawing for a chance to win 2 admissions passes to MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Inovation! (We will be giving away 4 sets of 2 admission passes).