Creek Week is an annual celebration of our creeks, watersheds and the ocean, with many organizations hosting events to help build awareness and stewardship of the natural treasures of Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. Creek Week kicks off with the 38th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Carpinterians will have opportunities to participate at a variety of locations, including Jelly Bowl Beach, Carpinteria State Beach, Santa Claus Lane and Rincon County Beach. Also on the 17th is a Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Walk. Carpinteria events continue on Sept. 24 with another Salt Marsh Nature Park Walk, Carpinteria Creek Park Weed Day, Santa Monica Creek Trail Work Day. To learn more about these events and the many other events taking place in Santa Barbara and Goleta, visit https://sbcreekweek.com/.