Conservancy Awarded $1 Million Grant To Purchase Hillside Property
The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $1 million grant from the California Natural Resources Agency to purchase roughly 300 acres of the 2,123-acre Walker-Hearne Ranch property. The land, located directly east of the Clearpoint residential community in East Ventura, represents the first major purchase of hillside land for the Conservancy. It includes oak woodland, riparian and coastal sage habitat types and stunning views of the Channel Islands and Santa Clara river valley. The grant, awarded through CNRA’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, serves to mitigate some of the environmental impacts to coastal sage scrub and riparian habitats associated with the U.S. Highway 101 widening project along the Rincon. While the Conservancy has acquired seven properties totaling over 26 acres of land in the Ventura River watershed, this grant represents our largest acquisition yet.
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Ventura River Cleanup - Sat., May 16
Give back to your community and please join us for another fun volunteer Ventura River Cleanup!
We'll be meeting at 9AM next to the Main Street bridge at the Ventura River in Ventura.
We'll be clearing garbage from the river and estuary and removing invasive plant species.
Parking is available at the free lot on the corner of Main and Peking or ride your bike. Bring closed toe shoes and long pants. We'll provide tools and water. We hope to see you there!
New Spring Outlook
Read our latest Ventura Hillsides Conservancy Outlook newsletter