The Santa Barbara Channel Collaborative has successfully convened a diverse membership representing tribal, fishing, academic, agency and nonprofit groups throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura County.
They have embarked on an ambitious marine protected area awareness campaign that raises the profile of local protected areas through a series of educational and recreational activities led by collaborative members: fishing, diving, and boating trips; an art exhibit; and highlighting local protected areas at the Santa Barbara Ocean Day Festival on June 7th, 2014, and at Underwater Parks Day on January 17th, 2015. The Collaborative is also currently developing a brochure that highlights recreational opportunities in Santa Barbara protected areas.
If you are interested in participating in the Santa Barbara Channel Collaborative, please contact us.
Fiscal Sponsor: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Julie Bursek, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Kristen Hislop, Environmental Defense Center