Wondering about the state of Two Trees in Midtown Ventura? Local conservationists Richard and Bonnie Atmore of The Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust will give an update and more Thursday, September 12, at the Midtown Ventura Community Council.

In addition to the iconic Two Tree, the Atmores are going to speak on how the land has recovered after the massive Thomas Fire in 2017. The ranch was hard-hit by the wildfire that destroyed more than 500 homes in the City of Ventura alone.

The last time Richard and Bonnie Atmore stopped by to visit they were just forming the nonprofit land conservancy that is helping protect our Ventura hillsides as open space to enjoy. Since the creation of the conservancy to increase protected lands and program, more than 10,000 people have enjoyed the beautiful hillsides.

The trust currently spans 860 acres of the Ventura Foothills and canyons. They recently acquired an additional 752 acres with the goal of eventually preserving more than 4,000 acres of open space.

Residents will also get an update on crime in Midtown Ventura when the Ventura Police Department provides its month report.

The meeting starts at 7 pm in Cooper Hall at Grace Church, 65 South MacMillan Avenue. For more information, contact Chair Dan Long at 805-653-6573.