Calguns Shooting Sports Association Hosts Spring Cleanup of Santa Barbara Glass Factory Shooting

Join "The Glass Factory" cleanup as they serve free food and keep the community clean.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 a.m.

Where: East Camino Cielo Road

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Interpretive


A great way to start the weekend is to get outside, enjoy the fantastic Spring weather, and help to preserve one of Santa Barbara’s hidden treasures. The Calguns Shooting Sports Association (CGSSA) is organizing a large scale, community clean up of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Arroyo Burro shooting area, known locally as “The Glass Factory”. The Winter CGSSA Cleanup commenced with ninety plus local community volunteers who removed forty tons of garbage from the site. Televisions, furniture and appliances were among the more unusual targets removed.

CGSSA will provide drinks and lunch for the cleanup volunteers, and at the end of the clean up a prize drawing will be held for all volunteers who participated, Volunteers are advised to arrive at 8:00 AM to sign in. We recommended all to wear heavy-duty work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and boots as the area has sharp objects like broken glass on the ground. Shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows are requested. We will also have gloves and tools available for those who don’t have them, but wish to participate. MarBorg Industries will provide trash dumpsters for the cleanup.

“Our goal is to hold community clean up days once per quarter to keep the area looking cleaner and much more as nature intended” noted CGSSA Community Leader, Ed Saldana. “While most firearms enthusiasts are responsible and pack out more trash than they bring in, not all of the people who use the range clean up the area when they leave. Our hope is that by leading additional events such as these and involving more of the community in keeping the area cleaner, it will result in fewer people polluting the area and a safer environment for everyone to enjoy.”

Phone: 626-757-8207

Event posted May 9, 2013
Last updated May 9, 2013


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