The 2024 Trails Education Days writing contest winners; the 2025 event will be April 26 – May 1

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The 2024 Trails Education Days provided lessons on open space for 1,053 Conejo 4th grade students from all 17 CVUSD elementary schools.

Sincere Thanks

The Conejo Open Space Foundation extends a hearty THANK YOU to these Trails Education Days sponsors, supporters, staff & volunteers:

  • Emmett R Quady Foundation
  • Conejo Group Sierra Club
  • Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency
  • Conejo Recreation and Park District
  • Conejo Valley Unified School District
  • Animal Actors of Hollywood
  • Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
  • National Park Service
  • RideOn Therapeutics

Writing Contest

The students who participate in Trails Education Days are invited to enter a letter-writing contest to describe some of the things they learned during their Trails Education Days experience. Two winners from each school and five Grand Prize winners district-wide are chosen to receive cash awards as well as recognition by the Thousand Oaks City Council and the CRPD Board of Directors.

The 2024 Grand Prize winners are:

  • Emerson Kuther, Westlake Hills Elementary School
  • Nicole Fetche, Sycamore Canyon Elementary School
  • Carolyn Wei, Lang Ranch Elementary School
  • June Crowe, Banyan Elementary School
  • Aaroosh Das, EARThS Magnet School

The grand prize winners are shown with the CRPD General Manager Jim Friedl, directors Nellie Cusworth, Chuck Huffer, Marissa Buss, Chair George Lange, and Doug Nickles, and Supervising COSCA Ranger Kory Prindle.

The Grand Prize letters are shown in the gallery below. Expand to full size by clicking on each letter.


In 2025, the event will take place from April 26 – May 1.



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