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Campbell Bridge Re-Opening Ribbon-Cutting & Community Crossing

SBBG will give a “valentine” to the community and thank them for their generosity and donations to support the rebuilding of this historic bridge

February 13, 2013

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
WHAT: Campbell Bridge Re-Opening Ribbon-Cutting & Community Crossing
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:30am - refreshments to follow
Celebrate the re-opening of this historic landmark, lost in the 2009 Jesusita Fire. The original Campbell Bridge was made possible through a generous gift from Ina Therese Campbell in 1941. An integral piece of the Garden’s trail system, the bridge connects the two sides of Mission Creek. Thanks to the generous support of more than 400 individual donations totaling $81,353, the Campbell Bridge has been rebuilt BY the community, FOR the community. To show their heartfelt appreciation, the Garden would like to invite community members to celebrate the bridge’s reconstruction with a ribbon-cutting and “Community Crossing” on Valentine’s Day.
WHERE: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara – at the Campbell Bridge
WHY: To give a “valentine” to the community and thank them for their generosity and donations to support the rebuilding of this historic bridge.
Members of the media and governmental agencies are encouraged to attend. Please contact Joni Kelly to arrange interviews or request high-resolution images.

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About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a 78-acre educational and scientific institution fostering the conservation of California’s native plants and serves as a role model for sustainable practice in Santa Barbara, California. The Garden was founded in 1926 and is among the nation’s oldest botanic gardens focused exclusively on native plants.

To arrange an interview or to request high-resolution photos, please contact:

SBBG Communications Coordinator
(805) 682-4726 ext. 132