Every April, black ties and ball gowns take over the Catalina Island Casino for the annual Conservancy Ball. This extravagant event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the non-profit Catalina Island Conservancy through a combination ticket sales, sponsorships and a covet-worthy auction. Throughout the evening, bejeweled and bedecked supporters, dine, dance and bid big, all in support of the organization responsible for preserving and protecting the island we all love.
Volunteer – From clean-ups on remote windward beaches to mornings spent cultivating native plants, the Catalina Island Conservancy offers a wealth of opportunities to volunteer. Ready to dive in the deep-end? Catalina group travel service trips can be arranged to volunteer, camp in the interior and bond over making a difference.
Join – As a non-profit, the Catalina Island Conservancy relies on its membership for fund-raising and support. Joining is a great way to show your love of the island while also earning some awesome benefits like discounts at local businesses, free access to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden and special rates for camping, bike permits and shuttle transportation. Gift membership are also available.
Take a tour – The Jeep Eco-Tour on Catalina offers an exciting opportunity to get out of town, learn more about the island and support the Conservancy at the same time. Available as both a two-hour experience and a three-hour adventure, Jeep tours take Catalina Island travelers on a journey into the island’s interior to see native plants and animals as well as the island rugged terrain.
On a Jeep Eco-Tour, your naturalist guide will take you to some of Catalina’s most memorable locations where you can watch for bison, island fox and bald eagles. This popular tour often sells out — make sure and book your tickets as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.