2013 Picnic at the River

May 20, 2013

2nd Annual Picnic at the River:  Reconnecting the Community with the River Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11AM-1PM Friends of the Ventura River and Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will host a free community picnic and present information about the Ventura River Parkway on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11am-1pm. The event will be held on […]

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Friends Meeting Agenda, May 21, 2013

May 19, 2013

THE FRIENDS OF THE VENTURA RIVER COALITION MEETING TUESDAY May 21, 2013 PATAGONIA FIREHOUSE BUILDING from 4:30-6:30p Directions: The meeting will take place on the 2nd floor of Patagonia’s Firehouse building, in the Grand Room. The Firehouse is the tall building closest to Main St, address: 280 W. Main St. Enter Patagonia’s campus from Main […]

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Tour of Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s Willoughby Preserve

April 27, 2013

Reclaiming the Ventura River and expanding outdoor opportunities in the Ventura River Parkway V.C. Star Photo by Chuck Kirman     Derek Poultney, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s Conservation Manager, lead a tour of the Willoughby Preserve between the Main Street and 101 Freeway bridges following the Conservancy’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.   Meeting attendees […]

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March 21, 2013 Backyard Collective at Willoughby Preserve

April 9, 2013

Jason Irwin with Horny Toad, carries a pile of arundo to the green waste at the Ventura River bottom   cleanup.  A group of Ventura businesses came together for the Ventura Backyard Collective to clean up the river bottom.  Local volunteers from businesses like REI, Patagonia and Deckers worked together to remove trash, cut and remove […]

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Friends Meeting Agenda: March 26, 2013

March 25, 2013

THE FRIENDS OF THE VENTURA RIVER COALITION MEETING TUESDAY March 26, 2013 from 4:30-6:30 PATAGONIA FIREHOUSE BUILDING   Directions: The meeting will take place on the 2nd floor of Patagonia’s Firehouse building, in the Grand Room. The Firehouse is the tall building closest to Main St, address: 280 W. Main St. Enter Patagonia’s campus from […]

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Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s 2013 Film Festival

March 5, 2013

  Don’t miss this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival! March 7th and 8th, 2013 from 7 – 9:30pm Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd  Ventura, CA 93003

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News from the Ventura River Parkway

February 22, 2013

The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy and a small army of workers and volunteers have made incredible progress in removing trash & arundo from the river.   Now they are beginning to build trails on Conservancy land holdings in the Ventura River. Read VC Star Eye on the Environment for news about the Parkway and upcoming March events! […]

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Friends Plans to release Trail Map for the Ventura River Parkway

February 22, 2013

A workgroup comprised of members of Friends of the Ventura River has been working on the creation of a map of the Ventura River Parkway to identify spots of interest, outdoor hiking and biking opportunities, wildlife viewing sites and viewsheds for the benefit of residents and tourists alike.  The map will be printed in English […]

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2012 PROP 84 (Round 2) GRANT RECIPIENTS

January 25, 2013

RIVER PARKWAYS GRANT RECIPIENTS: Alpine County – Markleeville Creek Acquisition – $136,000 Acquire six acres to restore riparian habitat, re-establish historic floodplain and provide passive recreation in Markleeville. Sarah Green, (530) 694-2327, watershed@alpinecountyca.gov Amargosa Conservancy – Amargosa Wild and Scenic River Trail – $299,000 Restore over four miles of the historic Old Spanish Trail through […]

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Friends Meeting Agenda: January 29, 2013

January 24, 2013

Sign in sheet / Brief round table introductions (Welcome Darcel Elliot new Field Rep Das Williams’ Office) Old Business: 1. Paul Jenkin Will Start Off a Recap of All that FOVR and Coalition Members Accomplished in 2012 2. Lee Sherman/ Derek Poultney of Ventura Hillside Conservancy Update VHC 2012/2013 3. Greg Gamble Ojai Valley Land […]

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