Each year, World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our shared ocean. It recognizes that a healthy ocean is critical to our survival, generating most of the oxygen we breathe, helping feed us, regulating our climate, and cleaning the water we drink.
Paso Pacífico works to restore and protect the Pacific Slope ecosystems of Central America, including dry tropical forests, mangrove wetlands, and coral reefs. It accomplishes this by building wildlife corridors that protect biodiversity and connect people to their land and ocean, emphasizing the involvement of local communities, landowners, and partner organizations.
The Ventura Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation works to protect the ocean environment through beach cleanups, water testing, ecosystem-based management, cigarette butt collection, and promotion of ocean-friendly gardens and restaurants.
MERITO stands for Multicultural Education for Resources Issues Threatening Oceans. The Foundation’s mission is ocean protection through education, conservation, citizen science, and inspiration of the next generation of environmental professionals. It seeks to maintain a healthy ocean cared for by diverse coastal communities who live in an environmentally responsible manner.
The Port District provides a safe and navigable harbor and a seaside destination benefiting residents, visitors, fishermen, and boaters. It is home to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center and offers many year-round activities including boutique shopping, fresh seafood, art galleries, kayaking, harbor cruises, beaches, and more.