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July 07, 2017
Exploring Chumash Maritime Culture
Native American elder Alan Salazar will describe his experiences on the 2001 voyage to Santa Cruz Island in the traditional tomol plank canoe ‘Elye’wun, during a film screening of “Return to Limuw” on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

June 26, 2017
USCIS to Present Citizenship Certificates to 50 Young People at Channel Islands National Park During an Independence Day Celebration
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate citizenship for 50 local kids and two adults, as they receive their citizenship certificates at Channel Islands National Park during two special Independence Day celebrations on June 30, 2017. These ceremonies are part of USCIS’ annual Independence Day celebration where more than 65 Independence Day-themed ceremonies will take place across the country, including many at National Park Sites.

June 16, 2017
New Research on the Status of Large Whales in Southern California
Cascadia Research senior biologist John Calambokidis will discuss his work examining the trends of populations of blue, fin, humpback, and gray whales in southern California during the July From Shore to Sea lecture.

June 06, 2017
Ancient Site Discovered at Channel Islands National Park
The National Park Service discovered a significant ancient Native American site while conducting archeological monitoring during a rehabilitation project of the historic Main Ranch House on Santa Rosa Island.

May 19, 2017
Planning Complete for Pier Replacement on Santa Cruz Island
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau announced the release of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the replacement of the pier at Scorpion Anchorage on East Santa Cruz Island.

May 16, 2017
Channel Islands National Park Celebrates Kids to Parks Day
Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate Kids to Parks Day at an event on May 20, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the park visitor center in the Ventura Harbor.

May 15, 2017
Island Descendent Shares Illustrated History of Santa Cruz Island
John Gherini, great-great-grandson of Santa Cruz Island ranch owner Justinian Caire, will share images and stories of Santa Cruz Island during the June From Shore to Sea lecture.

April 28, 2017
New Research Studies Spread and Ecology of Invasive Seaweed
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) PhD candidate Lindsay Marks will discuss new research on the spread and ecology of the invasive seaweed Sargassum horneri in southern California.

April 28, 2017
Highly Invasive Seaweed Found at Channel Islands National Park
During their annual kelp forest monitoring surveys, National Park Service (NPS) biologists found a highly invasive nonnative kelp Undaria pinnatifida at West Anacapa Island.

April 21, 2017
National Park Visitors Benefit our Local Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2016 shows that 364,808 park visitors spent an estimated $22.4 million in local gateway regions while visiting Channel Islands National Park. That spending supported 315 jobs and contributed $31.9 million to our local economy.

Last updated: June 9, 2016

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