2017 Executive Report

2017 Executive Report

Channel Islands Restoration has experienced unprecedented growth in 2017.  Due to the energy of our volunteers and staff and the generosity of our donors, we have worked on 25 projects in 2017 so far.  We have removed an uncountable number of invasive weeds, propagated tens of thousands of plants and we restored habitat from the Channel Islands to the San Rafael Wilderness and everywhere in between.  More than 800 volunteers and around 200 financial donors have made this possible.

CIR Work at Pt. Mugu Featured in Navy Magazine!

CIR Work at Pt. Mugu Featured in Navy Magazine!

Base personnel from the environmental department onboard Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu, California with some help from the Channel Islands Restoration (CIR) staff and volunteers are enhancing critical wetlands without competing with the base’s military mission. 

Restoring Endangered Plants to the Conejo Open Space

Restoring Endangered Plants to the Conejo Open Space

In February 2017, the CIR team salvaged individuals of Braunton’s Milkvetch and brought them to the CIR native plant nursery in Camarillo, where our Nursery Manager Kelle Green and Nursery Technician Sarah Spellenberg, with the help of volunteers, gently cared for the plants, giving them shade, water, soil and pruning

Double your Impact with a Matched Donation this December

Double your Impact with a Matched Donation this December

Right now during the month of December, your donation to Channel Islands Restoration is doubled. An anonymous group of donors have pooled their money and pledged to match every dollar we fundraise with a dollar of their own - up to $6,500. If we don’t raise a  matching $6,500, then we’ll only receive a respective percentage of the match.

Propagation & Restoration on San Nicolas Island

Propagation & Restoration on San Nicolas Island

Channel Islands Restoration is currently leading the largest-ever restoration on San Nicolas Island. With the help of volunteers that have put in well over ten thousand hours over the years, we’ve grown and planted more than 30,000 plants to restore critical habitat throughout the island.

West Camino Cielo Jeep Tour

West Camino Cielo Jeep Tour

On Sunday June 4th, an adventurous group of CIR supporters and volunteers were treated to a unique tour of the Santa Ynez ridge. as it has never been done before

Central Coast Train Tour

Central Coast Train Tour

On a gorgeous Day in March, over 50 CIR volunteers and donors were treated to a unique trip in a classic dome lounge-dinning train car up the coast to San Luis Obispo and back. 

Scouting the Sisquoc

Scouting the Sisquoc

Five days riding on the backs of mules left us sore but happy, as we scouted the Sisquoc River and Manzana Creek for Tamarisk trees.