Keeping Our Cities from Sprawling Together
SOAR protects the greenbelt areas between our cities and preserves each city’s distinct identity.
Nourishing the Spirit
SOAR offers relief from the stresses of urban living by preserving large expanses of open space adjacent to urban areas.
Nourishing the Body
SOAR helps us keep healthier by protecting parks and open space lands to recreate, and local farmland where fruits and vegetables can be picked ripe and eaten when they’re freshest and most nutritious.
Cleaner Air & Conserving Our Water
SOAR protects crops and natural vegetation that clean the air and supports locally-grown food that travels shorter distances to our plates, reducing fossil fuel use and associated air pollution.
Conserving Our Water:
SOAR keeps intact unpaved open space lands that filter stormwater, replenish groundwater aquifers, and provide natural flood control systems.
SOAR protects habitats and wildlife corridors that are vital to native plants and animals, including several threatened and endangered species found nowhere else on earth.
Securing a Safe Food Source
SOAR saves farmland that helps to provide our region with a secure food source in the face of an uncertain future.
Furthering Economic Growth
SOAR protects some of the most productive farmland in the world that supports a $2 billion agriculture industry, and protects a quality of life that attracts homebuyers, clean businesses and high paying jobs.
SOAR not only holds the line on development, it has slowed the growth in automobile traffic so Ventura County experiences far less congestion than areas where there are no SOAR protections, like the San Fernando Valley.
Fighting for a Better Future
SOAR protects farmland and open space today, giving our children and grandchildren a fighting chance at achieving a sustainable future. This legacy is our greatest gift to pass on to those following in our footsteps.