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Catalina Island Conservancy

125 Claressa Ave.
Avalon, CA, 90704, United States
TEL: (310) 510-1445

This organization, based in Catalina Island's south side town of Avalon since 1972, practices conservation, education, and recreation. They protect 50 miles of undeveloped beaches, help recover the Catalina Island fox population, and remove invasive plants. The Conservatory can also connect visitors with tours that involve Jeeps, boats, and/or feet. They oversee more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails, and even lead naturalist education of schoolchildren and adults alike, including the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. The Conservatory’s calendar also includes a March marathon, an April fundraising ball, and a May film festival.

Insider Tip:

Chicago chewing gum impresario William Wrigley, who built the island’s botanic garden, hosted his Chicago Cubs baseball team on Catalina Island for spring training, starting in 1921, and lasting until 1951, with a hiatus during WWII.

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  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Biking/Jogging Paths
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • National/State Park
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area Available
  • Swimming
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