Join Us At Our Annual CIR Membership Event!

Become a CIR Member today and join us for a BBQ lunch and guided tours of the Goleta Beach and Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve!

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Goleta Beach Park Picnic Area


Don't miss out on these two fascinating walking tours!

Geology of the Monterey Formation 
Geologist and CIR Board Member Tanya Atwater will describe and demonstrate the Monterey Formation, whose rocks form most of our local beach-cliffs, including those around Goleta Beach. Besides being the source of most of our oil, these unusual rocks hold the keys to understanding many aspects of our geological history and are responsible for many quirky local phenomena.

Ecology of the Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve
CIR's Senior Ecologist, Eliyahu Gevirtz, will take CIR members on an educational tour of the Goleta Slough, with an emphasis on examining the various parts of the slough, including a variety of types of wetlands, willow forest, coastal sage scrub and oak woodland, endangered plants and animals, and bird nesting areas. Members will also take a close-up look at a habitat restoration site in the western portion of the estuary that Eliyahu has been overseeing for nearly six years. Eliyahu will also speak about the cultural history of the slough.

All CIR Members are invited to our 2016 Spring Membership Event and YOU can become a CIR Member for a minimum donation of $35!

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