Via our Port Hueneme Police Department: All Ventura County beaches serve as important habitats for a variety of shorebirds. Here in Hueneme, we share our beach with wildlife that depends upon the beach for their survival. Please take a moment to read this publication from the Audubon Society and help us keep Hueneme Beach awesome! (the link opens a pdf document in a new tab)
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Murray McEachron “History of Steelhead Trout in Ventura County”
February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The amazing Steelhead Trout, a salmon that weighs over ten pounds, reaches 30 inches in length, lives in the Pacific Ocean, spawns in local creeks from the Santa Maria River to Mexico, is one of most endangered fish species in U.S.
As an “indicator species,” steelhead are a “canary in the coal mine” telling us the environment and watersheds on which our communities depend are failing. Wildlife officials estimate that there are only 500 ocean-going steelhead remaining in southern California – about 1-2% of the historic population. But after five years of drought, only seven were seen in 2017, three of which were in Santa Barbara streams.
Restoring waterways to recover steelhead has become a priority for the environment in general and watersheds in particular.