Local Oxnard Resident is Recognized in National Magazine

Walter Fuller, a local Oxnard resident and volunteer at Ormond Beach, has been recognized in Readers Digest Magazine’s yearly profile, ‘Best of America’ cover story featuring exceptional Americans. The story will appear in the July/August issue.

Editor’s note: Readers Digest article.

Fuller has served at Ormond Beach as the unofficial, and unpaid security guard, park ranger, custodian and tour guide for 18 years. A lifelong bird lover himself, Fuller first visited Ormond Beach in 1996 on a lunch break while working at Navy Base. He saw mallard ducks, finches, hawks and herons, but didn’t see many people around to enjoy this wonderful nature.

Realizing that the area had been abused as a site for trash and not patrolled, he decided to do something about it. He took action and visited everyday, cleaning the site up and patrolling it at night.

As a result, the beach became a great place to visit and the City of Oxnard recognized him as an official ‘Caregiver’ and provided a trailer for Fuller.

“I’m proud that Ormond Beach now receives up to a hundred visitors a day, and I feel like I made a difference,” noted Fuller.

For more information, contact the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau at 805-385-7545.

Walter Fuller

Walter Fuller

About Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau
oxnard.visitorsThe Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau is a self-supporting agency whose activities and programs generate tax revenues that provide 4 to 5% of the annual budget for the City of Oxnard. Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, and tourism revenue opportunities through the promotion of Oxnard as a premier travel destination. Oxnard is an easy drive up the coast from Los Angeles or from the northern portions of California. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Oxnard’s uncrowded beaches, explore the many diverse attractions and outdoor adventures that are unique to the area. A wide variety of hotel accommodations are available ranging from mid-priced rooms to oceanfront and seaside settings. For more information, call the California Welcome Center at 805-988-0717. To obtain tourism information on Oxnard, visit the website at www.visitoxnard.com

Prior CJ Article on Walter Fuller




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