Trinidad Rancheria com­mem­o­rates World Oceans Day at Trinidad Har­bor

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On June 7, the Trinidad Rancheria hosted an in­for­ma­tional ta­ble at the Trinidad Har­bor to com­mem­o­rate World Oceans Day.

With the COVID-19 pan­demic se­verely lim­it­ing group events, the tribe pared down plans for a har­bor-wide cel­e­bra­tion, opt­ing in­stead for a sin­gle tabling pre­sen­ta­tion with World Oceans Day in­for­ma­tion as well as sup­ply­ing metal wa­ter bot­tles in an ef­fort to re­duce sin­gleuse plas­tic bot­tles. Ap­pro­pri­ate pre­cau­tions were taken, in­clud­ing masks and so­cial dis­tanc­ing. Also in­cluded was in­for­ma­tion on the tribe’s ma­rine stew­ard­ship and coastal re­siliency en­deav­ors to protect the nat­u­ral diver­sity and abun­dance of ma­rine life and the func­tion and in­tegrity of the ma­rine ecosys­tem.

June 8 was World Oceans Day, a United Na­tions day for cel­e­brat­ing the role of the oceans in peo­ple’s lives and in­spir­ing ac­tion to protect the ocean and sus­tain­ably use ma­rine re­sources.

Ac­cord­ing to the World Oceans Day web­site, “Ev­ery 8 June, we have an op­por­tu­nity to raise global aware­ness of the ben­e­fits hu­mankind de­rives from the ocean and our in­di­vid­ual and col­lec­tive duty to use its re­sources sus­tain­ably. Future gen­er­a­tions will also de­pend on the ocean for their liveli­hoods.”

The Trinidad Rancheria has strived to in­ter­ject ocean sus­tain­abil­ity and coastal re­silience in its ma­rine stew­ard­ship goals lo­cally. The tribe part­ners with many lo­cal groups to reach th­ese goals, in­clud­ing the Cal­i­for­nia Coastal Na­tional Mon­u­ment, the Seabird Pro­tec­tion Net­work, West Coast Ocean Al­liance and the Hum­boldt Ma­rine Pro­tected Ar­eas Col­lab­o­ra­tive Net­work.

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