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Ventura River Cleanup - Sat., Aug. 15

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!

Run for the Hills - Sat., Sept. 26

The Conservancy is excited to announce the first annual Run for the Hills fun run and festival coming this fall. The 8k fun run, booths, food, and music will be held at San Buenaventura State Beach on Saturday, September 26! Environmentally themed obstacles and local nonprofits will help raise awareness about local environmental issues. Run for the Hills info >

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. Read More >

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy Outlook 2015 Spring newsletter New Spring Outlook
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Planning for Perpetuity: Conservancy Partners with Ventura County Community Foundation to establish Land Stewardship Endowment Fund

As a land trust we are committed to preserving our protected lands in perpetuity, which requires dedicated and permanent funding for land management.  The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy Endowment Fund was created to provide a lasting benefit to the lands we love, ensuring their stewardship for years to come. The fund is managed by the Ventura County Community Foundation, a community institution that has helped many of the local charitable organizations in our county grow and thrive.  Donations made to the fund will provide a reliable source of income for the life of our organization.  All contributions are tax deductible.  Please make your gift and preserve a legacy today! You can give online through the VCCF here.

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The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is a land trust operating in the Ventura region to protect and conserve open space resources through acquisition of land and easements, stewardship of protected lands, and public education about local natural resources.  

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