Calling All Volunteers!
You can help make a difference on Catalina Island. We are thrilled to re-launch our volunteer program, after a hiatus due to pandemic related restrictions and welcome Angelina Komatovich to the Conservancy team as our volunteer engagement specialist. We have four exciting volunteer opportunities open for your participation including old favorites and new options.

As a Conservancy Interpretation Volunteer, you will help visitors understand more about the Island and the work of the Conservancy. These volunteers may spend time at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden engaging with visitors, help Trailhead visitors learn about recreation options or connect with learners at festivals and events. Horticulturalist Volunteers support the conservation and care of native plants and habitats, typically helping at the Ackerman Native Plant Nursery in Middle Ranch or getting in the weeds at the Garden. The Conservancy hosts or participates in many special events each year, several of which need Special Event Volunteer help! In fact, we are currently looking for volunteers for the Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale Nov. 7 in Newport Beach, and you have plenty of time to start thinking about volunteering for our Conservancy Ball on April 23, 2022, celebrating our 50th anniversary. For a more rugged experience, you can join as a Field Conservation Volunteer. These volunteers work with Conservancy staff in the field directly caring for the land, typically helping with trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants.

All volunteers are stewards of the Island and help the Conservancy fulfill our mission to be a responsible steward of our lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation.

Contact the volunteer department for more information. We look forward to welcoming back our long term volunteers as well as welcoming new members to our Conservancy family. (link )
The Wild Side Art Show Approaches
We invite you to join us as we celebrate in person or online for the 11th annual Catalina: The Wild Side art show and sale! This unique show features plein air and studio works from 10 talented artists who capture incredible scenes of Catalina, from Avalon to Two Harbors and everything in between. Register to attend – with Patron Sponsor and Priority Ticket Access options providing an early opportunity to view and purchase paintings! – and receive a copy of the digital exhibition catalog. Support the arts and help conservation while taking home a view of your favorite Catalina Island location. Register for the event today!!
Fox Monitoring Season Has Arrived
Fox monitoring season is upon us! Around October each year, the Conservancy launches into six weeks of health checks, measurements, vaccinations and tests to monitor the health of the endemic Catalina Island fox population across the Island. During this time, Conservancy biologists work efficiently to inspect and vaccinate around 20 percent of Catalina’s fox population! Please be extra cautious driving on the Island during this time as monitoring takes place near roadways. Learn more about our conservation programs.
Conservancy Outreach at Fall Fest
The City of Avalon Fall Fest was a refreshing opportunity for the Conservancy to connect with the community around our mission and engage the public in learning more about their Island home. At Fall Fest, the Education department engaged with locals and Island visitors about Fall bird migration and shared additional learning and volunteer opportunities that the Conservancy provides. Conservation staff from the Native Plant Nursery taught booth visitors about native Island plants, complete with the opportunity to purchase for Island-friendly landscaping. Approximately 100 adults and children engaged at the booths learning all about local wildlife. Learn more about our education programs.