The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $144,750 Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) grant to the City of Carpinteria towards the acquisition of the Carpinteria Bluffs III property on June 20. The grant brings Bluffs III fundraising very close to its $7.9 million goal to acquire and restore the 21-acre bluff top property at the east end of Carpinteria Ave.

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