Catalina Island Conservancy
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.