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.
In July 2018 the California Coastal Conservancy awarded FSCR with a $40,000 Explore the Coast Grant. This grant will provide environmental outreach to our local youth. Holding 45 half-day trips and 27 full-day trips over 3 school years. The half day trips will be focused at grades 2-5 students from Rio Lindo, Rio Del Sol… Continue reading Friends of the Santa Clara River Awarded California Coastal Conservancy Explore the Coast Grant
The community garden located at the Fillmore Fish Hatchery is close to completion! Over the past year, volunteers, students, and partners have worked hard to create a beautiful garden for the community to enjoy. Here you will find a variety of native plants that provide habitat for dozens of pollinators, birds, lizards, and mammals. The… Continue reading Sespe Cienega Habitat Restoration – Update
Since 2010 during the Spring and Summer the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) under the direction of Linnea Hall, Ph.D., has conducted standardized surveys for breeding bird species occurring on the Hedrick Ranch Nature Area (HRNA). These surveys represent an important measure of the success of restoration and habitat enhancement efforts undertaken by FSCR… Continue reading Breeding Bird Surveys at HRNA