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. 

In 1972, members of the Wrigley and Offield family established the Catalina Island Conservancy as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of Catalina’s wildlands. Later, Helen and Philip K. Wrigley along with Dorothy Wrigley Offield, through Santa Catalina Island Company, signed the paperwork that deeded more than 42,000 acres of Catalina to the Catalina Island Conservancy. Today the Conservancy preserves the Island’s wildlands and wildlife, helps the public enjoy Catalina’s natural offerings, and promotes learning about Catalina Island and conservation.

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.

The Conservancy will be celebrating our anniversary with events including our iconic Annual Conservancy Ball on April 23, 2022. Please check back here for updates on the Conservancy's 50th Anniversary events and activities.

With your help, we cannot wait to continue this important work into the future for another 50 years and beyond.

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