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Channel Islands Harbor installs Kayak, Paddle launch lane

OXNARD, Calif. - Launching a kayak or a paddle board at the Channel Islands Harbor just got easier. The California Coastal Commission and the Ventura County Harbor Department have reached a tentative agreement to install a temporary launch lane in the harbor. 

The temporary lane will be located at the Harbor's Kiddie Beach, which is at the northwest corner of Victoria Ave. and San Nicolas Ave. Before this tentative agreement, Kiddie Beach was reserved for swimming only. A sign has been placed at the beach to provide direction on where to launch.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to increase access to the community of kayakers and paddle boarders, particularly the elderly and disabled,” said Ventura County District 5 Supervisor Zaragoza. “This portion of Kiddie Beach at the Harbor has been long coveted by those community members, as it is the easiest way for them to launch.”

A ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Kiddie Beach to celebrate the temporary launch lane.

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