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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.

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Restore 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…

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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. All ages welcome! Please bring closed toed shoes, water and a sun hat. Gloves and…

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OC Live Presents: “River Revealed, the Santa Clara River Conference”

Event Information: Oxnard College’s Event Series – OC Live! Friends of the Santa Clara River, and some great partners and sponsors will present a great gathering of our community centered on the river! The Santa Clara River is one of southern California’s largest rivers.  Mostly unknown to residents, the river remains an underutilized corridor ready for its next phase: A river parkway providing biological resources, recreation and education. A sustainable…

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