Help us with Santa Maria Open Streets March 31

We'd like your help giving away plants during the first Santa Maria Open Streets event on Sunday, March 31 in Santa Maria. 

We'll be one of many groups providing fun activities for the community on Main Street -- in the street! This is the first time West Main Street will close for a community event that promises to have tons of activities for hundreds, if not thousands, of people who attend.

Please contact us and let us know you can help. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We need people to help bring some tables, chairs and canopies to the event, to help set up the booths and to give away the plants during the event.

Felicity Lazo is organizing a booth for SBCAN to give away organic seedlings from Plantel Nurseries and would like you to contact her at [email protected] or 805-441-6782 (voice and text) to let her know how you can help. 

Kathy Sharum is organizing a booth for SBCAN, along with the California Native Plants Society, to give away native plants. We'll let you know later if she needs additional help.

SBCAN has been involved in the planning of this event, which is coordinated by SBCAG Traffic Solutions. 


If you belong to a business or a nonprofit that would like to be involved, visit the event website at and sign up. The next planning meeting will be Thursday, March 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at CET (Center for Employment Training, 509 W. Morrison Ave., Santa Maria). 

Traffic Solutions will have sandwiches, so please RSVP to Kent Epperson ([email protected]) so that he can have a headcount.  Let him know if you prefer a vegetarian sandwich. You can also contact him with questions.

We would like your involvement as an individual, as a nonprofit, or as a business.

Santa Maria Open Streets ¡Calles Vivas! (Streets Alive!) offers the Santa Maria community a free, safe and family-friendly recreation and fitness zone: our public roadways! With no motorized traffic for a day, designated streets come alive with adults and children engaging in fitness, art, music, dance and cultural activities. Routes feature local businesses and attractions, and strive to improve public health for people of all cultures, incomes, and physical abilities.

This will be the first annual Santa Maria Open Streets event. The route will be approximately 1.1-mile long on Main Street from Broadway to Blosser. You can expect all of the fun activities of other Open Streets events such as in Guadalupe, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc, but with a Santa Maria flair.

For more information about the event, contact Carlos Escobedo at [email protected] or 805.819.8727.