Helicopter delivers supplies for Montecito steel ring net construction


Construction in San Ysidro Canyon begins Thursday - MONTECITO, Calif. - After early concerns that Wednesday’s wind gusts made it unsafe to fly, a helicopter took off to help deliver supplies to the first installation site for steel “ring nets” in the canyons above Montecito. Former Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy leads the Partnership for Resilient Communities. The local nonprofit started the project to build the nets in hopes they could slow or prevent damaging mudslides during intense rain storms. The first installation site is in San Ysidro Canyon, just under a mile north of San Ysidro Ranch. 

Megan Miley