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Press Release

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


September 14, 2021


SANTA BARBARA, CA, Montecito Trails Foundation is pleased to announce 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 receive funding from Santa Barbara Foundation, to partner with the Tribal Trust Foundation in the creative energy behind the project, and have had the great fortune to receive counsel from members of the Barbereño Band of Chumash Indians and others along with the financial support of Santa Barbara Foundation in order to share their essential perspective in bringing Chumash Trails Day to life. Details of the event and registration information can be found on the MTF website at  


“We hope this events helps build a bridge for trails users and community members between the history of the Chumash in the front country of Montecito, the culture of the Chumash people which is very much alive today, and members of the Chumash community in our area,” 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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