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Ormond Beach Project Webpage

Ormond Beach Project Webpage

The Ormond Beach Partners would like to inform you that the Ormond Beach Restoration and Access Plan (OBRAP) project webpage is now hosted by the City. The dedicated project webpage recently went live and will contain more information in the near future. Currently, the draft Restoration Plan and public comments are posted on the webpage. […]

Hueneme Voice | Friends of Ormond Beach – Cleaning up!

Hueneme Voice | Friends of Ormond Beach – Cleaning up!

FRIENDS OF ORMOND BEACH SEPTEMBMER 2020 NEWSLETTER   “It is our collective and individual responsibility…to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.” –Dalai Lama   PADDLE OUT PLASTIC:  TENDING TO ORMOND LAGOON  Pictured above: Eva, founder of Paddle Out Plastics (POP), pulls rubbish from the Ormond Lagoon in August 2020.  In 2019 […]

Friends of Ormond Beach for a long-term land-management

Friends of Ormond Beach for a long-term land-management

by David Caskey As the OBRAP partners seek a long-term land management option, I suggest that they consider eventually becoming a part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) of the US National Park Service (NPS). I recognize and appreciate all the efforts by various groups over the years for the Ormond Beach […]

Oxnard Homeless Programs Status- Ormond Beach Again Overrun; Commission Advocates $34 million “Navigation Center”/Homeless Shelter and More

Oxnard Homeless Programs Status- Ormond Beach Again Overrun; Commission Advocates $34 million “Navigation Center”/Homeless Shelter and More

By Lang Martinez & George Miller Ormond Beach/Halaco again being overrun by squatters Homeless Commission votes to approve $34 million “navigation center” to shelter, service, up to 110 homeless Community Action center still closed- solution sought Most “at -risk” county homeless still housed in hotels Oxnard and many other jurisdictions have long struggled with seemingly […]

Ormond Beach: Perkins Island Photos Beg Hard Questions for Oxnard Officials and Residents

Ormond Beach: Perkins Island Photos Beg Hard Questions for Oxnard Officials and Residents

By Christina Zubko . These photos of the Ormond Island canal and the end of Perkins Road were taken today.  Last fall, the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) did their part and removed the homeless from this area, so the trash in these photos can not be blamed on the homeless.   After the OPD removed […]

Ormond Beach: Violence Again and Volunteers Direct Anger at Oxnard and Halaco Slag Pile Owners

Ormond Beach: Violence Again and Volunteers Direct Anger at Oxnard and Halaco Slag Pile Owners

By Christina Zubko In January and February, volunteers picked up over 16,000 pounds of trash on Ormond Beach and on February 29, 2020, they had cleared the entire length of Ormond Beach–from Hueneme Pier to Arnold Road–of trash that came from the homeless encampments that were finally removed at the end of 2019.    March […]

Ormond Beach: Illegal Off-Roading Nearly Decimates First Snowy Plover Clutch

Ormond Beach: Illegal Off-Roading Nearly Decimates First Snowy Plover Clutch

      By Christina Zubko, March 26, 2020 March brought concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, which has touched all facets of life, including the environment. Ormond Beach historically has been rife with problems, but with the recent attention the beach cleanups drew at the beginning of the year, progress was being made toward making […]

State Coastal Conservancy Board Tour Ormond Beach

State Coastal Conservancy Board Tour Ormond Beach

By Tom Dunn On February 6, 2020, the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) Board toured Ormond Beach, which had not been done for some time. Chris Kroll from the SSC and his board met with Cynthia Hartley of Ventura Audubon Society (VAS), Peter Dixon of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), members from the California Coastal Commission, Oxnard […]

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Clean-up – Volunteers Make a Powerful Statement

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Clean-up – Volunteers Make a Powerful Statement

by Christina Zubko “I couldn’t believe the amount of focus and dedication,” was how Ventura County Surfrider’s Chair, Laura Oergel characterized the first of several planned beach clean ups.  On Saturday, January 11, 2020, the city of Oxnard hosted its first major Ormond Beach cleanup of the year.  Close to 200 volunteers showed up to […]

COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

By Chistina Zubko Wendy Leung, a staff writer for the Ventura County Star, in her article, “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project” (January 7, 2020), informs readers about Saturday’s beach clean-up on the Ormond Beach island, off of Perkins Road. She describes what the clean-up will entail and why the Ormond Beach wetlands […]

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