The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is a land trust operating in the Ventura region to protect and conserve open space resources through acquisition of land and easements, stewardship of protected lands, and public education about local natural resources. Over the past ten years we have acquired almost 18 acres of land in and along the Ventura River and Ventura’s West Side. Our preserve below Foster Park has hosted numerous field trips as part of our educational outreach program, and has been visited by over 300 students in the past year. Some of these students recently completed a watershed themed mural along the Ojai-Ventura Bike Trail. Please stop by and take a look. We also host the Ventura Hillsides Music Festival. Now in its tenth year, our annual fundraiser is one of the most anticipated cultural and community events in the county, bringing together families and friends for an afternoon of music from some of the biggest performers in rock, country and blues, in a beautiful outdoor venue. This year is shaping up to be our biggest event ever, so join as a member now to get in on the pre-sale and get your early entry tickets. Now is the perfect time to join! As part of our Spring 2012 Membership Drive new members who join this month will receive free tickets to our 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, taking place March 23-24th at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Each evening’s program consists of inspiring and informative films from across the nation and the world. We also feature food, drinks, a great raffle as well as opportunities to meet the filmmakers. Join now to get your tickets, this event always sells out! Details can be found on our website: www.venturahillsides.org or by calling our office at 805.643.8044.