PHOTO: ALECIA SMITH
The Ventura Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout Ventura County using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. The Audubon is committed to protecting the vital habitat along the coast where people and birds intersect. VAS works with friends and partners to promote responsible coastal management practices and stewardship at key breeding, migration, and non-breeding coastal sites and habitats that shore dependent birds require at critical points in their annual life cycle. Beach stewardship programs empower local communities to steer beach-goers away from the most important nesting sites.
Ways you can help:
If you visit Ormond or Hollywood Beach, please respect the fencing. Please also share your knowledge about nesting habitat and fence closures with others.
If you take your dog to the beach, do not go to Ormond Beach which has a year-round dog ban. If you go to Hollywood Beach, do not go between the hours of 9am-5pm. Before 9am and after 5pm, be sure to keep your dog on a leash.
Volunteer in any way you can, be a good steward to our habitat, and attend Volunteer Naturalist training to learn more about snowy plovers and least terns!