Carpinteria Bluffs (Photo: Linda Krop)

The goal of the Walk on the Wild Side series, brought to you by the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), is to gather community members from the tri-counties to get out and experience, learn about, and connect with the numerous places EDC has been instrumental in preserving over the years. These events are intended to be family-oriented–a free and relaxed activity for you and the family to familiarize yourselves with the pristine areas along out coast, learn about their history, and take some time to frolic in the sun, have a picnic lunch, or take a hike along the bluffs.

The EDC will have naturalists available at all Walk on the Wild Side events to educate you about the unique habitat and sensitive species that inhabit the area. EDC staff will also be present to speak about their work in preserving the area as well as their current projects.


Ellwood Mesa: January 24, 2010

2:00-4:00PM Self-guided tours with EDC staff and docents available to answer questions.
2:30PM Informational Program from EDC Chief Counsel, Linda Krop,

Directions from Santa Barbara:
Go North on US 101, exit Glen Annie Rd.,
turn left onto Storke Rd., turn right onto Hollister Ave., go 1.7 miles
and turn left into public parking lot across from Ellwood School.

Carpinteria Bluffs: February 21, 2010, 2-4 PM
San Marcos Foothills: March 28, 2010, 2-4 PM

Please stay tuned for additional upcoming Walks on the Wild Side to places such as Ormond Beach, Douglas Family Preserve, Sedgwick Preserve and many more of the treasures right here in our backyard!

These events are all free and open to the public!