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Bringing Back Our Wetland: Community Film Screening & Panel Discussion

June 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fifty years after developers filled the upper Devereux Slough in Goleta with topsoil to make way for a golf course, UC Santa Barbara embarked on a massive environmental undertaking: restore these wetlands on the north end of campus to their natural state. From groundbreaking to grand opening, a film crew captured it all on camera. Join us for a free screening of “Bringing Back Our Wetland,” a 65-minute documentary that captures how UC Santa Barbara, working alongside a community of visionary environmentalists, rehabilitated the Ocean Meadows Golf Course back into a wetland. Key members of the film and restoration project will be on hand for a panel discussion with audience Q&A after the film. Special guests: Carla D’Antonio, Professor and Schuyler Chair, Environmental Studies; Lisa Stratton, Director of Ecological Restoration, Cheadle Center; Michael Love, Director and Producer; Marianne Parra, Representative for hi stok’oy hil xus Chumash Cultural Circle; Colleen Grant, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Katherine Emery, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Audubon Society.

This event is supported in part by The Marjorie Luke Theatre’s Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund and sponsored by Associated Students Coastal Fund, Santa Barbara Audubon Society, Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums, Community Environmental Council, and The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.


June 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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