Action Alerts

  • 2 Upcoming Events: North County Roundtable & Eastside Community Cafecito

    North County Roundtable
    Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 5 PM to 6:30 PM

    via Zoom


    1. Update on Sentinel Peak Truck Rack
    2. Update on Cat Canyon
    3. Santa Maria River Bed Restoration
    4. Updates from participants

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    We look forward to your participation. 


  • Photos from SBCAN's 2024 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner and Fundraiser

    Thanks to everyone who made our North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser such a success!
    Click below to view the dinner photos by Mario Lopez on our Facebook page:
    We will post the video when it is available.
    We'd like your feedback on the dinner - what you liked and any suggestions you have for next year. Just reply to this email with your thoughts.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed with their time or donation.

    If you are still looking to give a donation to help us continue recognizing the good work happening in the community and to fulfill our mission of environmental, social and economic justice, the links are here:

    Monthly Donations
    Thanks again!
    Jeanne Sparks and Ken Hough
    Co-Executive Directors
    Santa Barbara County Action Network
    [email protected]
    (805) 563-0463
  • SBCAN SC Roundtable Friday at noon: SB sales tax proposal

    Santa Barbara County Action Network invites you to participate in our South County Roundtable on Friday, June 28 at Noon to learn everything you need to know about the Santa Barbara city sales tax increase measure.

    Our speakers will be:

    Keith DeMarrtini, Santa Barbara Finance Director

    Councilmember Kristen Snedden

    Rob Fredericks, Housing Authority Director

    Mary Rose, legendary campaign consultant

    We will talk about the rational for the increase, its potential for supporting affordable housing, and any additional questions and concerns from our audience.


  • SBCAN NC Awards are TODAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 23 at 3PM!

    We look forward to seeing those of you who have signed up to come to our awards dinner today!

    Here's the timeline:

    3:00 p.m. Social and Registration

    3:30 p.m. Call to Dinner

    4:00 p.m. Program Starts


    Santa Barbara County Action Network
    North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser
    June 23, 2024 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria  

    Santa Barbara County Action Network recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that work selflessly to protect our environment and the rights of our county’s residents. These awards bring attention to this good work and help raise funds we need to keep doing our part. 


  • Less than a week until SBCAN North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner and Fundraiser! Get your tickets now!

    Less than a week until SBCAN's North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner!

    Get your tickets now!

    If you have already purchased a ticket, THANK YOU!


    Santa Barbara County Action Network
    North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser
    June 23, 2024 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria  
  • Visit us at Juneteenth in Lompoc Sat, June 15. Santa Barbara is also celebrating Juneteenth.

    Stop by and say "Hi "to Nancy Avoce, SBCAN's Assistant Director, at our Juneteenth table in Lompoc! She'll give you information about SBCAN and how you can get involved!

    Celebrate Juneteenth 
    Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and Juneteenth Santa Barbara Co-Founder, Jordan Killebrew, Jon Dixon Photo


    Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865, when Union troops informed the remaining enslaved peoples of their freedom, it is celebrated as Black Independence Day. 

    The community is invited to partake in events and celebrations throughout the county, including:

  • SBCAN NCRT Thursday, June 13, 2024 on marine sanctuary, Pt Sal MPA, and oil trucks

    Santa Barbara County Action Network invites you to participate in our North County Roundtable to learn about the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary and a proposed Point Sal Marine Protected Area. We'll also talk about SBCAN's appeal of the approved trucking of oil starting on Harris Grade Road near Lompoc and continuing 165 miles to Coalinga.

    Marine Sanctuaries


    North County Roundtable
    Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 5 pm to 6:30 pm
    via Zoom


    1. Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Guest speaker, Azsha Hudson, Marine Conservation Analyst & Program Manager, Environmental Defense Center.
    2. Proposed Point Sal Marine Protected Area. Report from SBCANstaff.
    3. Sentinel Peak Resources Truck Rack Project. Follow up from last month; SBCAN’s appeal to the County Planning Commission is scheduled for August 14.
    4. Other matters.

    Email [email protected] if you would like to register for this meeting.


  • Free outdoor adventure program, NC Awards Dinner, housing petition

    Do you know any middle school students in Santa Maria or Guadalupe who would like to attend a
    FREE five-day outdoor adventure program this month? 

    There are still a few spots available!


    Central Coast
    Youth Environmental Stewardship Program
    (CC YES)

    Creek Lands Conservation (CLC) has developed a free summer day camp for underserved students that reside in Guadalupe and Santa Maria.

    There will be three one-week sessions serving 10 sixth- to eighth-grade students each week.

    The five camp days will take place at various locations within San Luis Obispo County. The sessions begin June 10, June 17 and June 24.

  • Fill out survey by Friday on regional transportation and growth

    Public Input Needed on Transportation Funding and Regional Growth

    Connected 2050 Regional Transportation Plan Cover Image

    The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Board of Directors is expected to select a future land use and transportation scenario to serve as the basis of its next Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy at its meeting on June 20.
    The results of their survey will be reported to the Board at that meeting. This is a chance to advocate for a transportation system designed to serve a future land use pattern that protects farmland and open space. Santa Barbara County Action Network encourages you to complete this survey. The deadline is Friday, June 7.
  • Buy tickets now to SBCAN NC Awards - less than 3 weeks away!

    Join us for a fun, inspiring dinner
    to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations!

    Songs will be sung to the honorees
    by Gale McNeeley, Deborah Sykes, Leo Felix, Jordan McCormick and Judge Rogelio Flores.
    Accompanist is Michael Betts.
    Sound man Curt Sykes will make sure they all sound great!


    Santa Barbara County Action Network
    North County “Looking Forward”
    Awards Dinner & Fundraiser

    Sunday, June 23, 2024
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

    Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria  

    Buy Tickets Now!