Thursday, January 8, 2015

National Recreation Trail dedication

The Ventura River Parkway Trail is now designated as a National Recreation Trail !
The Ventura River Parkway Trail was dedicated on June 7, 2014 as a National Recreation Trail!  Our national, state and local representatives were on hand for the dedication ceremony.  Certificates recognizing our National Recreation Trail status were presented to the City of Ventura and County of Ventura from the National Park Service.  Big THANK YOUs to Julia Brownley, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Das Williams, Brian Brennan, Ron Van Dyke and Carl Morehouse for their assistance and support in achieving this milestone as well as to many others who supported Friends’ efforts to make this dream a reality. Special recognition and thanks to Mark Capelli for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Ventura River. Additional appreciation to Patrick Johnston for his invaluable work in creating our Ventura RIver Parkway map.  Hats off to the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy for organizing the event at their beautiful Big Rock Preserve.
Ventura Hillsides Conservancy accepts a check from REI with local elected representatives at the dedication ceremony for the Ventura River Trail