50th Anniversary

The Catalina Island Conservancy is celebrating 50 years of stewarding Catalina through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. For the last half century and counting, the Conservancy has been preserving Catalina Island’s timeless nature. 
Philip Knight Wrigley envisioned the Island as a living laboratory, including 42,000 protected acres where native species could thrive, and people could enjoy, explore and honor its natural beauty. What developed from that vision, 50 years later, are programs that protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of natural resources for present and future generations.

In the past 50 years, we have made instrumental strides in protecting the Island’s crucial flora and fauna, including the recovery of bald eagles and endemic Catalina Island foxes. The Conservancy has educated hundreds of thousands of children and adults about the uniqueness of Catalina Island and the importance of nature, and has provided crucial access to nature to inspire wonderment and encourage healthy minds and bodies. It is only with your support that this has all been made possible.
The Conservancy is grateful to you for your stewardship over the last 50 years. We invite you to be a part of our future as we work to expand and enhance our programming and the opportunities they provide.

Please consider making a gift in honor of the Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary DONATE TODAY!

View some of the highlights from the past 50 years and counting, in the timeline below.

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