Carpinteria Beautiful News!
Always the last Saturday in April
Each year Carpinteria Beautiful invites you to join us in our paradise
by the sea for another tour of FIVE extraordinary homes here in the
Carpinteria Valley. From the foothills to the sea, and several homes in between, we
work all year long to provide you with a look into the tapestry that is Carpinteria.
Thank you everyone who participated this year!
City Seal Gift from CB
Mayor Gregg Carty, Robert Perez and John Wullbrandt pose in front of the newly unveiled city seal, a gift from
Robert, when 15 or 16, won a contest in his Carp High School Art class to design a
Seal for our newly incorporated City.
John repainted the Seal from scratch, making some key improvements. His
painting was used by Winsor Fire Form (located in Tumwater, WA) to create this beautiful
38-inch diameter porcelain enamel Seal.
Thanks to our Volunteers!
The City awarded CB this Certificate of Commendation for the gift of the Seal and for "ongoing contribution to
promote, preserve, and enhance the natural beauty of Carpinteria through the tireless work of local volunteers."
Learn more. Get involved. Contact us.
Carpinteria Beautiful Funds Beautification Project
Months in planning, but only four hours to completely transform Carpinteria Children's Project at Main located at
5201 8th St in Carpinteria. A beautiful collaboration by Carpinteria Beautiful, Children's Project staff, parents,
& students, and volunteers from the Montecito Family YMCA.
Did you know?
Since 2002, Carpinteria Beautiful's Adopt-a-Spot volunteers have removed TONS of litter from around
our little town. By regularly patrolling their chosen "Spots," they're able to eliminate
unsightly, unhealthy trash from our streets, sidewalks and parks and keep it from washing into our
creeks and ocean.
Many of your friends and neighbors are already part of this dedicated team. If you see them on the job,
please thank them. If you can spare an hour or so a week, they'd love to have your help.
Adopt your own Spot of Carpinteria.
Do it as an individual or team up with a family member or friend. Teens earn community
service hours as Adopt-a-Spotters.
The “World's Safest Beach” mural is a stunning gift to the community by
world-renowned artist and native Carpinterian John Wullbrandt. The
mural celebrates not only Carpinteria's classic beach town ambience but also the
community's successful preservation of our precious coastal habitats such as
the Harbor Seal Sanctuary and Carpinteria Salt Marsh.
Learn more about the art and history of our beautiful community.
Sustainable gardeners contribute to the earth rather than take away from it.
Help the earth and yourself;
Learn how to become a sustainable gardener.
Give the Sack to Plastic Bags - We can break the plastic bag habit!
Here's something that every one of us can do to help turn the tide
on a flood that is polluting our oceans and waterways, killing
alarming numbers of birds and sea creatures, and littering our
highways and parklands.
Reusable Carp Flag Bags
$3 each or 2 for $5
More CB Projects
One of the most enjoyable projects at Carpinteria Beautiful is the semi-annual Bus Bench Painting.
Originated in 1992, this innovative activity provides an opportunity for the community's youth to
get artistic and participate in a visible way. See if you can spot the newly painted benches
along Linden and Carpinteria Avenues.
New Adopt-a-Spotter keeps Santa Claus Lane and Beach Area Clean
Maire Radis is a most welcome addition to the
Maire has taken it
upon herself to keep Santa Claus Lane and beach area clean and, as you can see from the
photo, has an enormous job.
Now she's working on getting the surf classes to join her effort.
Maire, we salute you!
CB Keeps Hwy 101 Clean as part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program
Since joining the Adopt-A-Highway program back in January 2012
CB volunteers have spent countless hours collecting hundreds of
bags of trash from the northbound side of Hwy 101 from Casitas Pass Rd. to Kim's Market.
Group Leader Harry Manuras reported that on July 21, 2013, the group picked up lots of summertime trash
and even cleaned up the remains of a burned up car. Talk about dedicated volunteers!
(July 21st crew: John Wullbrandt, JC Rivalland, Kelley Skumautz, Alterio Banks, Marlene Hazen, Harry & Patty Manuras,
Sue Willner, and Bob & Donna Jordan)
Find out the next pick-up date and learn more by calling
Donna Jordan at (805) 232‑3560
CB volunteers hard at work on Hazardous Waste Collection Day, April 2013
This sporadic award is presented to residents and businesses who've made exceptional efforts to beautify and improve their properties.
Have you noticed the many commemorative tree plaques around town?
Carpinteria Beautiful's Commemorative Tree Plaque Program was created in 1992.
Since then, literally hundreds of trees have been adopted throughout Carpinteria.
This popular program has offered many Carpinterians, as
well as visitors to our town, the opportunity to honor a loved one or friend while
at the same time providing an enhancement to the community.