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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 […]

First Hueneme Beach Cleanup 2020 crew

First Hueneme Beach Cleanup 2020 crew

 Join in!  Here is the 2020 schedule: Ormond Beach, Oxnard Jan.-Feb. 2020 clean-up schedule Source: Hueneme Voice Tom Dunn is the publisher of Hueneme Voice Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Ormond Beach, Oxnard Jan.-Feb. 2020 clean-up schedule

Ormond Beach, Oxnard Jan.-Feb. 2020 clean-up schedule

We have a lot of clean up work to do as quite a bit of the trash is in the dunes and the endangered Snowy Plover and Least Tern nesting season starts soon. This incredibly beautiful, precious beach and wetlands area is home to more than 200 species of birds that call Ormond home and […]

Photograph Commentary | This is Ormond Beach

Photograph Commentary | This is Ormond Beach

This is on Oxnard’s side of the beach.  I’m here right now with at least 15 other volunteers picking up the trash on the beach.  Hueneme paid for three dumpsters and a tractor to haul sea the junk. Steven Gama and Andrew Salinas are spearheading this effort.  Some Saturday morning you should come down here.  […]

Oxnard Police Clearing Out Squatter Encampments on Ormond Beach Nature Conservancy Land

Oxnard Police Clearing Out Squatter Encampments on Ormond Beach Nature Conservancy Land

By George Miller The Oxnard Police Department reported clearing out 26 squatter encampments in The Nature Conservancy land at Ormond Beach yesterday. Assistant Chief Eric Sonstegard told us that and explained that various legal impediments made it more complicated than previous similar actions which were on Oxnard City land. It seems that when there is […]

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

    By Chistina Zubko Last summer, squatter encampments mushroomed across Oxnard’s Ormond Beach wetlands, increasing public concerns about the water quality in the lagoon–and for good reason.  According to the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Act Policy 30240 (a), “environmentally sensitive habitat areas shall be protected against any significant disruption of habitat values.”  Many insisted […]

Surfrider Foundation Coastal Cleanup

Surfrider Foundation Coastal Cleanup

The Surfrider Foundation is actively looking for volunteers to do three clean ups at Ormond lagoon and beach in the next couple of months, as well as trying to find sponsors/donors for supplies needed for the island clean up and native plant restoration the city is leading.  Here is your first opportunity. Saturday, January 11 […]

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