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Press Release

Ashlee Mayfield
Board President and Volunteer Executive Director
Montecito Trails Foundation, Inc.
(805) 698-7424

August 18, 2021
SANTA BARBARA, CA, Montecito Trails Foundation is pleased to announce that the organization is a recipient of the inaugural Santa Barbara Foundation’s Conservation, Environment, and Public Trails Grant. This grant was made possible by the Hollis Norris Fund for Conservation, Environment, and Public Trails. The funds are to be used to support conservation, environment, and public trails projects across Santa Barbara County.

Proceeds will be used to fund Chumash Trails Day, Old Trails, New Soles, which will take place on October 10, in honor of Indigenous People's Day in Santa Barbara. MTF is grateful to partner with the Tribal Trust Foundation in the creation of this project and have had the great fortune to receive counsel from members of the Barbereño Band of Chumash Indians and others in order to share their essential perspective in bringing Chumash Trails Day to life. Details of the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to create a new kind of hike where participants will learn more about the history of the Chumash people in our area and appreciate a way of life that is very much alive in our community today,” said Kristine Sperling, member of the Board of Directors of MTF.

Montecito Trails Foundation, Inc., is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of front country and community trails located in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.

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