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.
Hedrick Ranch Nature Area Restoration
Event Information: Friends of the Santa Clara River (FSCR) is hosting a volunteer event at the Hedrick Ranch Nature Area located near Santa Paula, California. Have fun planting native plants, working in the plant nursery, and clearing invasive plants. You will learn about our local Santa Clara River Watershed, including its ecology, wildlife, and the riparian restoration happening along the river. All ages welcome! FSCR is the steward of the…See dates, times, and details…
Sespe Cienega Ethnobotany Trail Restoration
Event Information: Friends of the Santa Clara River (FSCR) is hosting a volunteer day at the Sespe Cienega Trail located at the Fillmore Fish Hatchery in Fillmore, California. Have fun helping grow the trail and learning about our local Santa Clara River Watershed, including its ecology, wildlife and the riparian restoration happening along the River.…See dates, times, and details…
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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2021 5K River Run and 1K Trout Trot a Great Success
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…
Did you miss your chance to comment on the SCR-1 Project?
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…
Patagonia Ocean Friendly Garden Planting Day
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…
There are many ways to support FSCR!
Note: Our postal address has changed to P.O. Box 7713, Ventura, CA 93006.