Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ventura River Parkway presentation

Wednesday July 18 - About 100 people attended an afternoon meeting at the Ventura County Government Center sponsored by Supervisor Steve Bennett and the Friends of the Ventura River.  Presentations described the Ventura River parkway vision plan, and the growing movement to rejuvenate the river.

In the news:

 Meeting presents vision for Ventura River  The 16-mile river, with one end at the Pacific Ocean and another near Matilija Dam, "remains one of the few wild rivers mostly untouched by concrete channels," she said. "The opportunities that you have are astonishing to make this a showpiece of Southern California."       -

Plans For Proposed New Park, Ventura River Parkway, To Be Unveiled Today - a project is underway to try to take some publicly owned land along the river, add to it, and develop recreational facilities like hiking trails to create a Ventura River Parkway. The efforts of a coalition of groups working on the parkway concept will be unveiled this afternoon at a public meeting in Ventura. - KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

Ventura River ParkwayMembers of the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy say the seed has been planted to create a recreational area along the Ventura River - KEYT TV

The Ventura River isn't much of a destination spot these days. Not only is it polluted and overgrown, it's a haven for the homeless. All of that may soon change. The Friends of the Ventura River organization detailed a plan Wednesday that promises to transform the area. VENTURA, Calif. (KABC TV)