The Canada geese might have flown away from the Chatsworth Reservoir with the arrival of spring, but that didn't stop residents and members of local environmental groups from touring portions of the wilderness area Saturday.
Rosemary White, president of the Canada Goose Project, said nearly 150 people attended the event at the reservoir, which included educational hikes and a discussion about the geese, which can be seen in the area during the winter.
The city's Department of Water and Power, which ran the reservoir from 1919 to 1969, decided in October to maintain the 1,300-acre reservoir as a wilderness preserve.
The Herpetologist Society and a Chumash tribe helped organized Saturday's event, White said. Tribe members performed a traditional welcoming ceremony before visitors were taken on hikes of about 2 1/2 miles around the reservoir, she said.