The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to participate in the United Way’s Day of Caring program each year to support El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. During this beloved annual event, hundreds of community volunteers fan out across the city to assist nonprofit organizations with special projects at their site.
This year, forty volunteers signed up to work at El Presidio SHP on September 16, 2017. While several individuals participated, the majority of volunteers this year arrived in two large groups from the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy and the Santa Barbara High School Girls Golf Team. Volunteers wrapped adobe bricks, prepared for Fall planting in the gardens, whitewashed adobe walls, and aerated citrus trees.
We are grateful for the contributions of all the volunteers, and the park is clean and neat as a result. For more photos from the event, visit our Flickr album here. For more photos from United Way of volunteers at El Presidio SHP and all the work sites in Santa Barbara during Day of Caring, visit here.