What we're about

Join FSCR for fun events and community service. We do: restoration, walks/hikes/rides, 5k River Runs, special talks and get-togethers, and advocacy to protect one of Southern California's most natural rivers. Our mission is to protect and preserve the cultural and biological resources of the Santa Clara River Watershed which includes areas from Angeles/Los Padres NF, Acton, Santa Clarita, Santa Paula, Ventura and Oxnard.

Upcoming events (3)

Hike With FSCR! Mt Pinos, Part 1 of 2 Watershed Hikes

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Friends of the Santa Clara River will join Sierra Club for a two part hike series. This is Part 1 Mt. Pinos.

For Part 2, see Meetup posting for Mt. Pacifico.

Cross-listed with Sierra Club, so if you are sure you can attend, hit "Attend" button only for once to avoid duplicates. Waivers will be required for both organizations.

Jim Danza, chair of FSCR and an Oxnard College Professor, will be co-lead the hike and will be providing fascinating natural history of the watershed and its importance. You will learn about the natural environment and how water from the peaks matter!

Part 1 is the first hike to Mount Pinos and Sawmill Peak, two of the highest points in the Santa Clara River Watershed and in Ventura and Kern Counties. Roughly 5-6 mile trek roughly 600 feet elevation gain moderate hike in a beautiful forest setting with great views. Starting at the Chula Vista Trailhead in Los Padres National Forest, trekking to Mt Pinos and then Sawmill Peak.

Carpool option from Fillmore at 8:30am, Starbucks 650 W Ventura St. on Hwy 126 in Fillmore. The drive is approximately 1.5 hours long arriving at the trailhead at 10am.

Severe weather cancels.

As with any hike, be sure to tell others where you will be.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place as needed. Do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

With social distancing and being outside, mask wearing during the hike is not required. However, when you are in close proximity to others for any reason, you may be asked to wear a mask.

Please bring:

  • Mask
  • Water (at least 2L-3L) and a lunch and snacks. No services are available.
  • Dress for the Weather. Winds are common so bring, warm clothing and wind and sun protection, gloves, warm hat, boots or sturdy shoes.

LNT (Leave No Trace) We will be packing out everything we bring on the trail.

Forest parking pass is needed per car. They can be purchased in Frazier Park.

No pets please.

Liability waivers will be required on site.

FSCR 5K River Run and 1K Trout Trot 2022

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Friends of the Santa Clara River's vision is a river trail from “Inland to the Sea”. The 5K River Run is held along the proposed bike/ped/multi-use trail location at Windrow Park in Oxnard, CA. The River is an amazing place not yet open to the public.

  • Prizes and Raffle
  • Booths
  • Exhibits
  • Join the Early Bird River Clean-up at 7:15 Clean-up Meetup

The event is free to explore the booths and to cheer. A liability waiver is required on-site.

The 5K River Run and 1K Trout Trot entry details are at FSCR.ORG/EVENTS

Check in: 8am
5K Run: 9am
1K Trout Trot for 12 and under: 11am

Bring a filled reusable water bottle and sun protection. Bring a mask in case social distancing is not always possible.

You may be with vaccinated and non vaccinated people and chose to participate regardless. Do not attend if you exhibit COVID symptoms. Heavy rain cancels. Light rain does NOT cancel.

No dogs please. Kids must be with supervising adult at all times.

Hike With FSCR! Pacifico Mountain, Part 2 of 2 Watershed Hikes

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Friends of the Santa Clara River will join Sierra Club for a two part hike series. This is Part 2 Pacifico Mountain. For Part 1, see Meetup posting for Mt. Pinos.

Cross-listed with Sierra Club, so if you are sure you can attend, hit "Attend" button only for once to avoid duplicates. Waivers will be required for both organizations.

Jim Danza, chair of FSCR and an Oxnard College Professor, will be co-lead the hike and will be providing fascinating natural history of the watershed and its importance. You will learn about the natural environment and how water from the peaks matter!

Part 2 is the second hike to Pacifico Mountain, the highest peak in the Los Angeles County area of the Santa Clara River Watershed. Pacifico Mountain Loop Trail is a 11.8 mile 2378 elevation gain located near Acton, California rated as strenuous for distance and moderate elevation gain. We will be moving at a moderate pace so be sure you are in good health. We will take breaks to learn about the area.

Carpool option from Fillmore at 8:30am, Starbucks 650 W Ventura St. in Fillmore on Hwy 126. The drive is approximately 1.25 hours long arriving at the trailhead at 9:45am.

Severe weather cancels.

As with any hike, be sure to tell others where you will be.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place as needed. Do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

With social distancing and being outside, mask wearing during the hike is not required. However, when you are in close proximity to others for any reason, you may be asked to wear a mask.

Please bring:

  • Mask
  • Water (at least 2L-3L) and a lunch and snacks. No services are available.
  • Dress for the Weather. Winds are common so bring, warm clothing and wind and sun protection, gloves, warm hat, boots or sturdy shoes.

LNT (Leave No Trace) We will be packing out everything we bring on the trail.

Forest parking pass is needed per car. They can be purchased in Frazier Park.

No pets please.

Liability waivers will be required on site.

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Restore the River! Hedrick Ranch Nature Area

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