Honor the Ocean

The City of Malibu celebrated the Marine Protected Areas that preserve our coastal environment at Honor the Ocean, Saturday, October 20, at Zuma Beach.

The day started off with a traditional blessing ceremony led by Chumash Elder Mati Waiya next to a Tomol, a hand-constructed Chumash canoe. Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner was on hand to welcome attendees and talk about the importance of protecting Malibu’s coastal environment.

Tongva and Chumash elders, whose ancestors were Malibu’s first residents thousands of years ago, led storytelling…The Bay Foundation hosted a fun, educational scavenger hunt and USC Sea Grant led a guided beach walk…