The California Mermaid® Vira Burgerman is our only licensed and trademarked mermaid by the State of California. She is known thru her countless appearances at many ecological festivals and oceanic awareness events, 21 years at The Fishermen’s Festival in Bodega Bay blessing the fleet and entertaining the fest goers.
Vira realized the best way to ensure the continued ecologically maintained coastal environment begins at it's source, the rivers of Northern California. Vira has ventured upstream and is amazed at the diversity of wildlife that depends on this vital habitat. Healthy creeks' watersheds equate to a healthy ocean. This is why the California mermaid has made her home along the banks of the Russian River.
Vira is soon to launch her 11th Mermaidfest to create communal synergy elementarily educating the public about their impact on the surrounding environment. The California Mermaid is focused on reaching adults and children thru education presented in a fun and festive environment. It is her firm belief that like the streams and the creeks that feed into the rivers our children are our biggest hope of impacting the community at large now and into the future.