The Ventura Harbor Village is an area that has been heavily manipulated by humans. The beach itself is groomed, has multiple jetties out in the water to help with erosion. Going more inland/next to the harbor, there is a plaza with multiple restaurants and gift shops. The “village” offers tourists and locals shelter from the sun and a place to relax other than the beach itself. From a environmental standpoint this beach is extensively impacted by the amount of human traffic to the area. With all the boats, foot traffic, and a road so close to a beach; there are bound to be environmental consequences. For example, boats are not perfectly eco-friendly machines, they can leak pollutants like oils into the harbor. Also, a busy beach is almost always going to have trash scattered around it. Although, on a positive environmental note, the community organized a coastal clean up which had a huge turn out. There were so many people there by the time I came, that it was a struggle to find trash on the beach. This is a good start to cleaning our beaches and changing attitudes towards how we treat natural resources and common areas. The beach although does not benefit from the foot traffic on the sand, but the marine life in the Ventura Harbor benefits from the clean up. The Ventura Harbor Village with all of its impacts to the environment does a great job bringing people out to the beach, with easy access and something for everyone.