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Harmon Canyon's coastal live oaks. Photo: Pat Perkins

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to host Conservation Celebration

The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will host a Conservation Celebration, Saturday, September 14th from 5-9PM at the Historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr in Ventura. The Conservancy is celebrating ten years of open space preservation.  We will be reviewing our past accomplishments and giving our supporters a preview of what’s to come in the next ten years.  The event will feature local food, wine and beer. 
Live entertainment will be provided by the Jill Martini Soiree, an ensemble specializing in acoustic-based cocktail swing and gypsy jazz. Gypsy jazz is an acoustic guitar-based style of music that came out of Paris in the 1930’s, made famous by Django Reinhardt. Often vocal, violin, mandolin, or accordion soloists are featured.  They have played for the French Consulate in Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Country Club and locally at the Ventura 4th of July Street Fair and Squashed Grapes.

The event will also feature a live and silent auction to raise funds for the Conservancy’s programs.  Items ranging from locally crafted products to weekend vacation packages and free professional services will be offered.
"I am looking forward to the Conservation Celebration because the continuing work of the Hillsides Conservancy is vital to the future of our beautiful, healthy community,” said Christy Weir, Ventura City Council. Fellow City Council Member Cheryl Heitmann shares her enthusiasm for our work. “I am attending the Conservation Celebration because I support the Conservancy's efforts to protect our open spaces for our future generations, for our children and grandchildren.  The Conservancy's commitment to preserve our open spaces and help to restore the Ventura River for all to enjoy is a true gift to our community.”

Tickets for the event are $45 until August 21 ($50 until September 14) and can be purchased online at or by calling 805-643-8044.

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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Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia)  grove in Harmon Canyon.
Photo: Pat Perkins

In The News

Ventura County Supervisors Support Ventura River Parkway Concept KCLU, August 1, 2012

CREW clears way for River restoration VC Star, August 31, 2012

Volunteers help clean up Ventura River debris VC Star, January 20, 2013

Coalition plans to release trail map for Ventura River Parkway VC Star, February 16, 2013

Hillsides Conservancy reconnects community to Ventura River VC star, February 17, 2013

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