The Ventura River Parkway Plan has a number of purposes for environmental and public good. There is also the challenge of converting an encampment of homeless people along the Ventura River into a open parkland for all to enjoy. Lee Sherman, with the Ventura Hillside Conservancy, speaks with Our Ventura TV host, MB Hanrahan, about the plan, its progress and challenges.

Behind the project is the Ventura Hillside Conservancy as well as the Friends of the Ventura River, which is a “coalition of community groups and individuals who recognize the need for the protection and enhancement of the Ventura River watershed to improve our quality of life and ensure our future sustainability.”

Sherman acknowledges The Salvation Army, Turning Point Foundation, Project Understanding, CREW (Concerned Resource Environmental Workers) and others for their support for this endeavor.


Director: Petrina Sharp


Turning the Ventura River’s “Hobo Jungle” into a Beautiful Parkway

One thought on “Turning the Ventura River’s “Hobo Jungle” into a Beautiful Parkway

  • January 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

    what about the homeless ?? where do they go ? how does this “plan” work for them ?


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