CURRENT PROJECTS

Middle Stewart Canyon Creek Restoration

Middle Stewart Canyon Creek Restoration

Stewart Canyon Creek winds through Ojai, in the upper reaches of the Ventura River Watershed. This waterway is a vital lifeline for local wildlife and a source of beauty and joy for residents.

Green Valley Project: Youth-Led Restoration in the Ojai Valley

Green Valley Project: Youth-Led Restoration in the Ojai Valley

Late in 2019, The CREW was offered the opportunity to launch a 20-year ecological restoration project, led by young people throughout the Ventura River Watershed. We embarked on a multi-year pilot phase with partners Pax Environmental, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, and Ventura Land Trust’s educational program Once Upon A Watershed.

Thomas Fire Trails

Thomas Fire Trails

The 2017 Thomas Fire devastated hundreds of miles of trails in the Los Padres National Forest.  The Los Padres Forest Association and many volunteer groups have made great progress in restoring segments of trail, particularly those closest to the front country. 

Food Bank Support

Food Bank Support

The amazing community leaders at Food Share launched outdoor food distribution events in the spring, and C.R.E.W. teams jumped in.

Past Projects

Past Projects

Trail Work, Fire Prevention and Habitat Restoration projects have been the core of The CREW since 1991

SUPPORT THE C.R.E.W.

The C.R.E.W. provides employment and leadership training to teens and young adults through hands-on environmental work.  Since 1991, C.R.E.W. members work year-round to maintain trails, restore habitats, and reduce the risk of wildfire, while building skills and developing relationships that last a lifetime.