May 9, 2022 | Marine Advisory Committee
The video below starts at the beginning of the presentation – timestamp 30:48
Marine Advisory Committee (MAC)
The Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Channel Islands Neighborhood Council has been asked to make a presentation
to the Oxnard Mayor and City Council
on May 17, 2022 at 5 PM.
Due to a very long agenda, the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, 5/17/22 will now start at 5 PM to handle two presentations.
The regular meeting will commence at 6PM.
Please plan to join us in City Council Chambers at 5 PM at 305 West Third Street, Oxnard wearing blue to symbolize support for clean, swimmable water in our harbor for all Oxnard citizens.
City Council meetings are also televised live over local cable TV on Spectrum Cable (Channel 10) and Frontier Communications (Channel 35) and re-broadcast each weekday beginning at 10:00 a.m. They
are also streamed live on the city’s website and on YouTube.”
The Channel Islands Neighborhood Council is an all-volunteer organization representing the waterfront communities of Mandalay Bay, Harbour Island, Westport, and Seabridge.The Neighborhood Council program was created by the Oxnard City Council to effectively involve members of our communities in our local government decision making process. Subscribe for updates Click to Subscribe to CINC Updates
Mar 1, 2021 | CI Neighborhood News, Marine Advisory Committee, Water Quality, Water Quality
CINC – CLEAN WATER TEAM ORIENTATION
Channel Islands Neighborhood Council (CINC)
Clean Water Team Volunteer Orientation video
Produced and Directed by David Morris
Morris & Son Ent.
CINC Help Wanted!
Our team needs help – if you can help in any of the ways below please contact us!
CWT Project Team
- Technical Leader/ Tech Writer
- Volunteer Trainer
- Field Operators-Collect samples
- QA/QC Officer
- CWT Coordinator
- Technical Experts
- Computer Specialist
- Database Management
- Data Users
- Attorney- Environmental
- Civil Engineer
- Marine Biologist
- Laboratory Technician
- Transportation to Lab/Boat
- Fundraisers, Development Professionals
- Media / Communications specialists
Everyone can help!
Everyone can help keep our harbor clean by doing little things.
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success!
Everyone can help monitor
Take pictures and document what you observe.
Scoop up what you can
Use a rake or a net and clean up what you safely can reach!
Feb 21, 2021 | CINC, Marine Advisory Committee, Water Quality, Water Quality
Read the CINC Year end report on what CINC achieved in the year of COVID-19 and the challenges the Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) faces in 2021.
Also check out the Clean Water Team (CWT) Project Volunteers Needed page!
Dec 23, 2020 | CINC, Marine Advisory Committee, Water Quality
The Channel Islands Neighborhood Council (CINC) Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) has been working hard for clean water in the harbor;
The City of Oxnard and HBCA have written letters of support – YOU CAN TOO!
Write to the email addresses below and let them know you support CINC and MAC in their request to protect Channel Islands Harbor!
You can make public comments until DEC 23, 2020
Email your letter TO:
Include Oxnard City Council and Mayor: (select and copy paste to CC line)
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Jun 17, 2020 | CINC, Marine Advisory Committee, Water Quality
MAC speaks at June 11th, 2020 LA Water Board Hearing.
If left up to the City of Oxnard, the LA Water Board and the local farmers organization VCAILG*, our harbor could become polluted and unsafe—like McGrath Lake to our north. At issue—the ‘QAPP’ Quality Assurance Project Plan for water quality monitoring has been revised/downgraded for almost a year, by city staff according to the Water Board at a public meeting (6/11/20). CINC/MAC advocates for ongoing bacterial and nutrient testing by the City with volunteer labor provided by MAC and students from CSUCI. The financially responsible parties are both the City and the County. It is up to them to identify a solution, bringing our harbor back to the pristine condition it once was. When the power plant closed in 2018 it exposed the fact that for years, 2,400 acres of ag fields discharged unfiltered runoff into the Edison Canal. Both the City and the County’s scientist/consultants have stated their opinions about excess nutrients and pesticides found in farm field runoff. The County BOS has voted and approved $477,000 (2020) to trace bacteria that ends up on our harbor’s Kiddie & Hobie swimming beaches. VCAILG’s BMPs (best management practices) are not addressing the environmental issues of today, in our harbor…
Feb 14, 2020 | CINC, Marine Advisory Committee, Press Releases, Water Quality
For Immediate Release
February 14, 2020
CHANNEL ISLAND HARBOR WATER QUALITY UPDATE
There have been two recent stories (Ormond Beach Power Plant and Lake Erie in Ohio) in the Ventura Star that were related to the water quality issues in the Channel Island Harbor.
Since there are 19 more power plants like the Mandalay and Ormond Beach scheduled for closure in California, these recent articles raise the question if the federal, state, county and local agencies involved in such decisions have thoroughly planned for the effects of such plant closings. We are concerned because they did not study and plan well for the closing of the Mandalay Power Generating Station (MPGS) in Oxnard. The consequences of their lack of post-close analysis and planning for the Channel Island Harbor led to significant negative environmental damage to the Channel Island Harbor, marine life, and the harbor’s residents, businesses, and visitors.