COSF Activities Overview

The Conejo Open Space Foundation provides financial, volunteer, educational and organizational support for the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) and the Conejo Open Space Trails Action Committee (COSTAC) programs and other activities. None of these activities would be possible without extensive support from volunteers. If you would like to help us, please visit our volunteer page and fill out the application form.

Here are some of the activities we support. We provide training that is required for volunteers who would like to participate.

Adopt-A-Trail Similar to the ubiquitous Adopt-a-Highway program, individuals, families or other groups take on the responsibility for maintaining a trail or trail segment. Learn more…

Community Outreach Events are held at local trailheads or community events with a goal of informing the public about COSCA and open space areas in the Conejo Valley. Learn more…

Conejo Open Space Challenge Held in the spring, the Challenge is for members of the public to explore ten trails or trail segments. The goal is to learn about more of the 150 miles of trails in the Conejo Valley. Learn more…

Resource Stewardship This encompasses a wide variety of natural resource-related open space stewardship and education projects such as non-native species control and the restoration of sensitive resource areas within the COSCA open space system. Learn more…

Trail Ambassador Equipped with communication devices and first aid packs, volunteers provide information and assistance to open space visitors. Learn more…

Trail Watch Helping to be the eyes and ears of park rangers, volunteers report on the condition of the trails and any safety issues such as fallen trees. They also provide simple assistance to open space visitors, for example, by providing directions. Learn more…

Trail Work COSCA has several major trail work days every year where new trails are constructed, or existing trails are restored to a like-new condition. Trail improvements include cutting back overgrowing brush, filling in ruts and removing obstructing rocks. Learn more…

Trails Education Days Every spring, Conejo Valley Unified School District 4th graders spend a day in the Open Space. The goal is to instill an appreciation for open space and to provide a sense of stewardship at an early age. Learn more…

Introduction to Geocaching Hike To celebrate National Trails Day (the first Saturday in June every year), COSTAC and COSF lead an “Introduction to Geocaching” hike as a way to show folks a fun but largely unknown recreational activity in our open spaces! Learn more…

If you would like to get involved with any of these activities, please visit our volunteer page and fill out the application form. Remember that we provide the training that is required for volunteers who would like to participate.