Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us this April when Liz Gaspar enlightens us on Lake Cachuma.
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by Liz Gaspar
Cost: Free to the Public
Cachuma Lake was created in the 1950s to store water for Santa Barbara County communities and the agricultural industry. Although the reservoir is managed for human use, it behaves in many ways as a natural lake does. Join Liz Gaspar, former Cachuma Lake park naturalist, for a look at the many ways the lake is a “water body of contradictions,” serving at times as a benefit and a detriment to both humans and wildlife, with a more detailed look at lake effects on birds.
Liz Gaspar worked for Santa Barbara County Parks as a park naturalist at Cachuma Lake for 20 years. She lead the lake cruises and managed the outdoor education program, as well as conducted numerous seasonal bird surveys, including the annual bald eagle count. Liz retired from Cachuma in 2015, but, as so many people do these days, eagerly monitors the lake level.