|Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to Host Community Meeting
Ventura, CA (April 18, 2013)The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will host a Community Meeting Wednesday April 24, from 5-6PM in the Grand Conference Room of Patagonia’s corporate office at 280 W. Main St.. The meeting is open to the public. Come learn about the Conservancy's progress in the past year, our work on the Ventura River Parkway and our plans for the future. The presentation will be followed by a brief tour of the Conservancy's latest acquisition, the 9 acre Willoughby property, right behind Patagonia in the Ventura River (closed-toed comfortable walking shoes recommended).
In 2012 the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy and the City of Ventura partnered to remove invasive vegetation and trash from the Ventura River between Main Street and Highway 101. Over one hundred volunteers have participated in monthly clean-ups that have removed tons of trash from the Estuary, preventing it from washing out into our ocean and onto our beaches this winter. The Conservancy is working closely with the City and Friends of the Ventura River to promote the Ventura River Parkway plan which lays out a vision for restoring the river to protect the health of the watershed and provide much needed public open space for recreation and tourism.
To learn more about the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy please visit www.venturahillsides.org or call 805-643-8044 to find out how you can get involved.
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.
Click here to read past news releases from the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy.