CONEJO OPEN SPACE CONSERVATION AGENCY 

Get Involved!

For interested volunteers, there are a number of ways you can help COSCA, including:

1. Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee (COSTAC) is an 11-member advisory committee appointed by the COSCA Board of Directors. Committee members serve 3-year terms and represent hikers, bicyclists and equestrians.  Please contact the Thousand Oaks City Clerk's Office at (805) 449-2151 regarding vacancies on the committee.  To view the meeting agenda click here.

2. COSCA-sponsored programs, including:

-Trail Work Day, held in October, allows volunteers to help with trail maintenance projects throughout the City. Transportation to work sites and a barbeque after the event are provided for volunteers.  For more information click here.

-Mini-Trail Work Days provides focused trail work projects on an as-needed basis. Typical projects involve 5-20 volunteers, and work on specific tasks in coordination with COSCA Rangers.

-Trails Education Days is an annual program that provides an educational experience for public school 5th graders in Thousand Oaks. An introduction to the open space system is provided to all students in an auditorium setting, followed by a hike and educational sessions in Wildwood Park.

-The Volunteer Trail Patrol provides opportunities for volunteers to assist COSCA rangers in patrolling open space areas, and may include hikers, bicyclists or equestrians. Participants are certified through a formal training program.

-Trail Watch allows volunteers to assist COSCA by helping with minor maintenance projects, trail inventories, user surveys, and field observations of the condition of trails and related improvements.

-The Adopt-a-Trail program enables individuals, civic groups and private companies to adopt trails or sections of trails. Adopting entities agree to provide maintenance for their selected trails on a quarterly basis.

3  Conejo Open Space Foundation is a non-profit foundation that works closely with COSCA and COSTAC to promote and maintain the multi-use trail and open space systems of the Conejo Valley.

For more information on COSCA-sponsored programs, please contact Shelly Mason, COSCA Manager, at (805) 449-2339 or smason@toaks.org or the COSCA Rangers at (805) 381-2741.

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