For more than forty years, the club has offered annual scholarships to community college students whose goal is to pursue an academic degree in horticultural or environmental studies at a university. The program is funded by receipts from the club’s annual garden tour held each spring.
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden – Over $65,000
Our local Botanic Garden received funding to support the maintenance, improvements and additions of this Thousand Oaks treasure. Programs join the school and the community in an effort to teach principles that will help children understand and appreciate the earth under their feet. Tours of the Garden provide the public, schools, garden clubs and scout groups opportunities to enjoy the interaction between people and nature.
Conejo Valley Historical Society
Supports the Stagecoach Inn Museum, originally the Grand Union Hotel. The Conejo Valley Historical Society was formed to save the building from the Ventura Freeway. It was declared a California Landmark in 1965. The group also maintains the adjoining Heritage Memorial Rose Garden.
Conejo Open Space
This organization has been entrusted with the responsibility of preserving, protecting and managing open space resources in the Conejo Valley. COSCA currently owns or manages 15,194 acres of open space and maintains more than 150 miles of trails.
Santa Monica Mountain Trails Council
A volunteer nonprofit organization, dedicated to establishing, preserving and maintaining the public trail system throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and adjacent areas through education, advocacy and partnership with public and private sectors. Volunteers maintain trails almost every weekend year-round.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
It is the largest desert park in the United States and second largest state park in the United States. Its mission is to protect and manage resources, while inspiring and educating park patrons, and serving those needs of visitors. A CGCI supported project is focused on restoring a 3 acre desert garden surrounding the State Park Visitor Center.
CA State Parks Poppy Reserve
Supports educational and interpretive activities at the California Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve; including programs for school children and visitors at 5 local state parks. Eight miles of trails through the gentle rolling hills, including a paved section for wheelchair access, make the park a wonderful place to hike and explore in any season.
A CGCI supported effort that helps the US Forest Service in reforestation. It is a conservation program in which everyone can participate. It plays a vital role both in renewing the national forests in California, and in multiple-use management. Donations foster the purchase and planting of seedling trees.
Theodore Payne Foundation
Advocates wild flowers and native plants. Established in 1960 to support the preservation and use of California native flora.
A CGCI supported effort which protects redwood forests and coastal redwoods from subdivision and development. Conserves wildlife habitats and safeguards the waters that flow in local creeks and streams. Works in conjunction with the Save-the-Redwoods League.