S.B. Adventure Company owner Michael Cohen and Claire Fackler of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
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A flotilla of about 50 eco-minded kayakers collected 910 pounds of trash from Santa Cruz Island on 1/15 to generate attention for Underwater Parks Day later in the week. The event was organized by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Santa Barbara Adventure Company, and Island Packers and included participation from Channel Island Outfitters, the Environmental Defense Center, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, Aquasports, Channel Islands National Park Service, and Save the Mermaids. The group picked up more than double the amount of garbage it did during a similar event last year.


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