Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to host free community lecture

The California Condor almost disappeared from the face of the earth.

On Thurs., Jan 26. at 7 p.m., the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host a free community lecture entitled “The Comeback of the California Condor” at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Experts from Friends of the California Condor Wild and Free will discuss the California condor, how it has adapted to multiple challenges and how it represents a true conservation success story.

The California Condor almost disappeared from the face of the earth due to careless human activity. Primarily due to lead poisoning from ammunition found in their food sources, there were only 22 condors left in 1982. Thanks to human intervention, today the condor is once again soaring over the mountains of the American West.

This free community lecture, a part of VHC’s ongoing Environmental Speaker Series, will take place in the Santa Paula Room. Reservations are highly encouraged. To RSVP, visit For more information, call 643-8044.

Friends of California Condors Wild and Free is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to enhance public awareness of the endangered California Condor and ensure they are protected, healthy, and free. This is done in collaboration with the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex and other organizations. For more information, visit:

The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and protecting Ventura’s hillsides, waterways and wildlife.  Founded in 2003, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is supported by over 500 members, local business and government partners.  The land trust currently manages 80 acres of land near the Ventura River and is working toward the purchase of its first hillside property. Further information about the Conservancy is at:


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