Friends of the Santa Clara River is a public interest organization formed in 1993. Since our inception, Friends has concentrated on a range of issues involving protection of the entire river in both Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. These efforts have included opposition to many large urban development projects involving intrusion into the river’s floodplain and channelization of the river.
Dig In! Community and Climate Change
Dig In! features an Oxnard College student’s journey with the local environmental movement, including a volunteer restoration day with faculty at the Santa Clara River. The 8.5 minute movie from Friends of the Santa Clara River debuted at Oxnard College’s OC Live! along with the screening of the film Kiss the Ground, April 20, 2022. The event featured a panel and audience discussion.
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On the morning of October 17th, FSCR held its first annual 5k and 1k “Trout Trot” fundraiser. The race was an out and back, up and down for the 5k and down and up for the kids 1k. With over… Continue reading 2021 5K River Run and 1K Trout Trot a Great Success
You still can contact your Ventura County Supervisor. Don’t let the Santa Clara River be the only river without a trail system! Help make this a great community project! FSCR believes the County should include and fund a project-length bike/walk… Continue reading Did you miss your chance to comment on the SCR-1 Project?
On a hot and breezy morning in early June, Friends of the Santa Clara River joined Surfrider and Channel Islands Restoration in helping Lars Yahr, Facilities Manager of the Patagonia Ventura Campus, with his new landscape design, extending a small… Continue reading Patagonia Ocean Friendly Garden Planting Day
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