Los Padres ForestWatch hosts events throughout the year. From volunteer projects out in the national forest to fun membership events throughout the region, there are a lot of ways to get involved. Take a look at our calendar to learn more about upcoming events and how you can join us!

Santa Barbara WILD!

Sunday, October 22, 3 – 6:30 pm

Join us for the 3rd Annual Santa Barbara WILD! This year’s event will be held at The Garden Street Academy’s Playing Fields, featuring a gourmet dinner, local beer and wine, exciting auctions, and live music by the Bryan Titus Trio. Visit to learn more and purchase your tickets!


Growing the Carrizo: A Land Donation Celebration

Friday, October 27, Noon – 2:00 pm

The Carrizo Plain Conservancy recently purchased the last piece of private land along Soda Lake in the Carrizo Plain National Monument and they are donating it to the Bureau of Land Management. This small but important land parcel will soon be public land as part of the national monument. We will be celebrating this land donation at the historic Goodwin Ranch just across Soda Lake. Refreshments will be available at noon and there will be guest speakers at 12:30. There is also an optional volunteer project taking place before the event at 9:30 am. If you are interested in joining us for this celebratory occasion, please RSVP by clicking here.


Trail Running Clinic & Thrill Run

Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 pm Thrill Run, 6:30 PM – 8:00 pm Clinic

Join us at Mile 26 Sports in Ventura, CA to learn the ins and outs of trail running and how you can help protect trails in the Los Padres National Forest. More details to come. Stay tuned!


ForestWatch Member and Volunteer Appreciation Night

Thursday, November 9

Obviously we are big fans of our members and volunteers. So on November 9, we will be hosting an appreciation night at Patagonia’s Great Pacific Iron Works! Mark your calendar and stay tuned!


Upcoming Volunteer Projects

Want to help your public lands? We have several opportunities for you to get out and make a difference. From cleaning up microtrash in the backcountry to protect endangered California condors and water quality to helping us staff a booth at an event, there is something for everyone. Click here for a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities!


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