goal of the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs is to
preserve forever the Carpinteria Bluffs as open space."
Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs was formed in 1996 after two nights of public hearings before the
City Council, when hundreds of residents voiced opposition to yet another development
proposal for the Bluffs. However, the effort to
preserve the Bluffs goes back over 30 years when residents
blocked a proposed oil refinery.
the short time that they have been around, they have
managed to acquire 52 acres of the
Carpinteria Bluffs for a price of $3.95 million. In
addition, they have raised $500,000 for the Carpinteria
Bluffs Endowment Fund for
maintenance and possibly environmental enhancement.
2000, they transferred the property as a gift to
the City of Carpinteria.
majority of the land will be preserved, with a small
portion being used for playing fields.
work isn't over yet. They still have plans to
purchase the remaining 29 acres on to the west of the
Those wishing to contribute to this organization:
for the Carpinteria Bluffs
PO Box 700
Carpinteria, CA 93014