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We Need Volunteers!

Friends of Bates Beach is a volunteer organization that only succeeds because people who believe as we do will step up to help.

Ways You Can Help Us:

We host a dinner meeting on the third Tuesday each month (April through September) in Carpinteria to plan our activities for the coming month.

These may include a day at Bates Beach, It may include something as simple as sitting at a table collecting petition signatures, or attending a community event to pass out $2 bills such as at the annual Avocado Festival, Earth Day Marketplace, or the Independence Weekend Parade. Each September, we organize the annual California Beach Cleanup Day in the south county.

On July 23, FOBB will be hosting the monthly Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the parking lot pavilion above Bates Beach, and we need volunteers

Perhaps you don't have time for all that, but can help by becoming a Beach Watch Volunteer to walk the beach the next time you are there to observe and report any activity that does not belong there.

In short, winning back the beach will take a little work from each of us, it won't just be handed to us. We believe that ALL beach users should have equal access to California's beaches. Our goal is to one day have a selected beach which is legal in a clothing optional setting. We have to earn it. Help us by doing your part!

Here's How:

Sign up on Meetup. This is where you will find out about all the fun things were are doing. Sign up so we can contact you throughout the year.

Drop us an email. If you want to volunteer some special skill or have personal contacts in Santa Barbara we might find useful, please drop us a personal note, so we can talk to you directly. Please include your name and contact information (mailing address, telephone, email address.)

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Best Western Carpinteria Inn
4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 93013

6:45PM to 8:30PM

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We needs volunteers and financial donations to help achieve our goals!
Thank you for your help!