Category Archives: Activities

New Landowner in Matilija Canyon Causing Trail Access Problems

Source of this article, Los Padres Forest Watch, July 31, 2017 In early July, ForestWatch received an anonymous tip that the new owner of the Dent House property at the end of Matilija Canyon Road was constructing a new gate … Continue reading

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Riders learn courtesy on trails

Bike clinic offers adventure on two wheels Source of this article, The Thousand Oaks Acorn, July 13, 2017 “Loose, low and look” was the advice Mark Langton gave to a dozen cyclists as they navigated a tricky obstacle during a … Continue reading

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Neighbors suffer Wildwood woes in Thousand Oaks

Nearby streets fill with visitors’ cars Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 27, 2017 Wildwood Regional Park might have too much of a good thing. Drawn to the open-space area by its main attraction, Paradise Falls, weekend … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks council votes to shoulder cost of community park

Work on Sapwi Trails to start soon Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 20, 2017 The City of Thousand Oaks is making good on a decade-old promise to help pay for a community park in the Lang … Continue reading

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Family that donated land to TO Open Space has lived in Newbury Park since 1963

Ranch on top of the world Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 30, 2017 As dementia began to overtake Harman Rasnow in the last years of his life, the 80-year-old loved to sit on his ranch on … Continue reading

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Family donates 82 acres to Thousand Oaks open space agency

The city’s ring of protected open space is one big step closer to being complete. Source of this article: the Thousand Oaks Acorn, February 23, 2017 Earlier this month, the board of the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency voted to … Continue reading

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Are you up to the 2017 Conejo Open Space Challenge this spring?

The Conejo Open Space Foundation is challenging mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners and equestrians of all ages to experience 14 of the best and most beautiful multi-use trails in the Conejo Open Space. This is a “virtual” event, where you take … Continue reading

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Respecting the force of Mother Nature

Commentary: When the rains come Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, January 26, 2017 Risk is a fact of life for outdoors enthusiasts, and smart people know they should always weigh the pros and cons when they venture … Continue reading

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NPS launches ‘bark patrol’ in Santa Monica Mountains

Pet etiquette on trails is the focus Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, December 15, 2016 A new pack of volunteers will soon hit the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains to show visitors and their dogs how … Continue reading

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Access now legal to Matilija Falls

The Matilija Canyon Trail, closed since the Spring of 2010, is open again for hiking. Source of this article: Condor Call, Journal of Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club, Oct-Nov 2016 The highly popular trek to the seven Matilija Falls is … Continue reading

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