Whale Watching Off Ventura County Coast Earns Worldclass Designation

A grey whale arcs backwards over the water, a small whale-watching ship in the background

Whale watching off the Ventura County coast in the Santa Barbara Channel has earned a worldclass designation. Thanks to the work of a group of local whale enthusiasts, the Santa Barbara Channel has recently achieved a prestigious milestone by being designated as the 9th Whale Heritage Area in the world. Here are the nine designated…

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Developer Seeks Feedback on Fisherman’s Wharf Concept

Channel Islands Harbor Fishermans Wharf

(1/23/2024) Editor’s Note: All workshops have concluded. If you would like to communicate with the developer’s representative, please email at Axel Stelter at stelter@karls.de A developer will host a series of workshops in January 2024 to seek community feedback on an updated draft concept to revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf at the Channel Islands Harbor. Robert Dahl,…

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January 2024 Director’s Message

As we dive into the promising waters of 2024, I am honored and excited to extend my heartfelt greetings to each one of you. The Channel Islands Harbor has always been a vibrant hub of maritime activity, community spirit, and natural beauty, and I’m thrilled to continue leading the Ventura County Harbor Department during this…

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