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

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to host NATIONAL TRAILS DAY® celebration along the Ventura River Trail Saturday, June 7

Ventura River Trail now recognized as a National Recreational Trail
The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy and Friends of the Ventura River will be celebrating National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 7 from 11AM-2PM at the Conservancy’s Big Rock Preserve just south of Foster Park along the Ventura River Trail bike path.  American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. National Trails Day® is a registered trademark of American Hiking Society.

The Ventura River Trail is being recognized as a National Recreation Trail by the National Park Service.  The National Recreation Trails program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways.  Over 1,200 trails in all 50 states, available for public use, ranging from less than a mile to 485 miles in length, have been designated as NRTs on federal, state, municipal, and privately owned lands.
Volunteers will be working on trail clearing and sign installation from 11AM to 12PM.  A trail dedication ceremony and REI grant award presentation is planned for 12PM followed by guided tours of the property and a raffle.  The Conservancy’s preserve offers trail users access to the Ventura River and the Big Rock swimming hole.  The event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy please visit 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.

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

In The News

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

A River Used to Run Through It, VC Reporter, May 22, 2014

Ventura River connects community to Past, Present, Future, VC Star, May 25, 2014

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