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Trails Education Days 2013

Volunteer and Donor
Opportunities

We are committed to educating our residents about and supporting our 14,000 acre Conejo open space. Our open space is truly a model for other communities and our volunteers are a big part of it!

There are a number of volunteer programs that help support our local open space. Our Trail Watch and Trail Patrol volunteers help our rangers keep our open space safe and enjoyable. Our volunteers for Adopt-a-Trail, annual Trail Work Day, and other trail work events help to build new trails, and maintain and repair existing trails. Our annual Trails Education Days teaches our youngsters about our open space and how to enjoy it in safe manner.

Please go to our website at www.cosf.org under �Volunteer� to sign up or learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities.

You can also support the Foundation�s work financially. After becoming a volunteer, local companies such as the ones below have matching gift or volunteer grant programs that will give a monetary donation to the Foundation after you volunteer a minimum amount of time.
Employees that volunteer can double their cash donations or get volunteer hours matched with cash contributions.

For example, Amgen�s matching gift program will double your membership dues or other monetary donations. For more information about Amgen's programs go to the Amgen Foundation�s website at http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/staff_involvement.html .

Please contact your company's human resource department for more details.

Non Native Plant Removal

If you are interested in reducing the spread of non-native plants in our local open space, join our fennel fighting team on Saturday, June 1st, to help us remove this invasive plant. The native plants and animals will be very appreciative!

Must be 18+ years of age to participate. No experience necessary. Tools and instructions will be provided.


If you are interested, please contact Julie Osborn at (805) 492-6000 or via email at volunteer@cosf.org

For more information click here


Thanks to our Volunteers


Trails Education Days

The 22nd annual Trails Education Days program went off without a hitch: Perfect weather, on-time buses, and lots of assistance from volunteers and staff.

Here are a few statistics
  • 1,430 Students participated from all 17 CVUSD Elementary Schools
  • 146 Hiking groups
  • 38 Hike leaders
  • 4 Hikes Avg. per hike leader
  • 10 Students Avg. per group
Additionally, 27 volunteers, 13 rangers, and 6 Animal Actors staff members coordinated the event and put on the workshops. Another 8 gave their time to judge the letter writing contest. Thank you all for your help, we couldn't do it without you.

For images of TED 2013 Click here.

Non-Native Plant Removal

The May 10th fennel removal was a great success in our efforts to restore the local habitat. Thanks to the great Ranger support as well as help from the volunteers we were able to clear away 1-2 acres of fennel on the Western Plateau. Thank you all for your hard work.

For images of the Fennel Fighters Click here.
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This months photo is by Georg Winkler at Trails Education Day.
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