Places We Protect

Santa Clara River


A meandering river with sandy banks in a broad valley.
Santa Clara River Eastern view of the Santa Clara River. © Melinda Kelley

The Santa Clara River Preserve will be OPEN as of 4/17! We look forward to seeing you out at the river!

Explore the Santa Clara River Preserve (5:46) We are thrilled to announce the official opening of the Santa Clara River Preserve. The preserve is located in Ventura County, and it encompasses nearly 1,000 acres of restored riverside forest, wetlands, thriving upland habitat and almost two miles of the river.

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Together, we can achieve transformative change on a scale that’s attainable—for the Santa Clara River, for California, and for the world.