Channel Islands Rowing Club Cleans Up Harbor

Members of the Channel Islands Rowing Club spend a ton of time on Harbor waters training and getting ready for their next big competition. This past Saturday (Feb. 22, 2020) they spent time on and off the water cleaning it up.

“We feel it is important to give back to the beautiful Harbor that we row in every day,” said Tammy Coburn, a CI Rowing Club parent. “We are lucky to have such a great Harbor and we want to keep it that way.”

The CI Rowing Club gathered 15 volunteers and cleaned up the launch ramp parking lot, small boat marina, and the waters of the east channel – where they practice nearly every day.

Coburn said this is the first cleanup the rowing club conducted this calendar year. They plan to conduct at least one cleanup day each month through May. The dates include: March 28; April 25; and May 23. Each cleanup is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Coburn said anyone is welcome to join in on future cleanups. Please send an email to if you are interested.

CIH Rowing Club cleaning up the docks
CIH Rowing Club members with nets piloting a flat-deck boat during harbor cleanup
CIH Rowing Club members paddle a canoe during harbor cleanup
CIH Rowing Club members cleaning up the harbor

About the Rowing Club

Channel Islands Rowing Club provides the opportunity for high school and middle school students in Ventura County to experience and compete in the ultimate team sport.​ The rowing club provides a comprehensive training program to boost student-athletes’ personal development.  The rowing club fosters a sense of team spirit while helping athletes develop both physical and mental strength.  Athletes learn to trust and support teammates while establishing their own sense of confidence and commitment.

For more information about the Channel Islands Rowing Club, please visit

Editor's Note: this story was published on February 24, 2020.