Tour of Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s Willoughby Preserve

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 were impressed with the vast amount of work that has been accomplished on the property.  Illegal camps have been removed from the Ventura River as well as tons of trash and tons of invasive arundo donax (giant reed).  Trails are being built on the property to provide for hiking, birdwatching and connectivity to Emma Wood State Beach.

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