Events

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve

    March River Restoration

    Volunteer_Gloves.jpgJoin VLT staff at the Ventura River estuary to help chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species and/or remove trash and refuse that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! This month we are working at the Willoughby Preserve.

    River Restoration events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike.
     
    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of tools used and bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!
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    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Leashless Brewing Company in Ventura, CA

    Hillside Hop Beer Release Party!

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    Celebrate Ventura's beautiful hillsides and enjoy a fresh-brewed beer with Ventura Land Trust and our partners Leashless Brewing Company! VLT Conservation Director Dash Dunkell will present on how preserving our hillsides and open space affects ocean health, as well as impacts of invasive species and the latest Thomas Fire recovery news. Leashless Brewing will release their newest IPA, Hillside Hop, with proceeds benefiting Ventura Land Trust. Social hour and beer release begins at 6pm, with the lecture at 7pm. 

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Poinsettia Pavilion - Ventura Room

    Environmental Lecture

    Environmental_Speaker_Icon.jpgSave the Date! Check back soon for details!

    On the evening of Thurs., April 19, 2018, Ventura Land Trust will host a community lecture at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd., Ventura. Beginning at 7 p.m., the second in our 2018 Environmental Speaker Series.

    A suggested donation of $10 per person will be collected at the door to go toward the Ventura Land Trust.

    Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable Environmental Speaker Series Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our work by financially contributing to the costs hosting these important community lectures. There's no better way to put your money to work!

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve

    Earth Day River Restoration

    Earth Day 2018 Ventura Land TrustThis Earth Day, join VLT staff at the Ventura River estuary to help chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species and/or remove trash and refuse that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! This month we are working at the Willoughby Preserve.

    River Restoration events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
     
    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of tools used and bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!
     River_Restoration_Logo.jpg
    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 14 rsvps
    Big Rock Nature Preserve

    Monarch Madness Planting Event

    On Saturday, April 28, from 9 am - 12 noon, join VLT for a fun family-friendly planting event at our Big Rock Nature Preserve along the Ventura River. Monarch butterflies need milkweed plants to survive - their caterpillars only eat milkweed - and Monarch moms lay their eggs on the milkweed plant. Milkweed habitat loss is the biggest short-term threat to the migration of Monarch butterflies.

    Join VLT volunteers as we pitch in to provide essential habitat for the migrating Monarchs. We will bring the gloves, and milkweed plants; you bring the shovels and enthusiasm!

    Meet VLT staff at 9 am at our Big Rock Preserve near Foster Park. We will escort you to the planting area where we will do a short Monarch presentation and provide a planting demonstration. Once planting is complete, we will lead a short nature hike along the shores of the Ventura River.

    Please wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a hat, sunscreen and bring a water bottle and shovel (hand or long-handled) if you've got one! We will have water on hand for refills.

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    This event is made possible thanks to generous funding provided by SoCalGas.

    Check out our video of last year's event!

    Monarch Madness - Ventura Land Trust

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    May River Restoration

    Invasive Plant Removal Ventura Land Trust

    Join VLT staff at the Ventura River estuary to help chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species and/or remove trash and refuse that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! This month we are working at the Willoughby Preserve.

    River Restoration events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
     
    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of tools used and bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!
     River_Restoration_Logo.jpg
    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Big Rock Preserve

    Build Trails at Big Rock on National Trails Day

    Big Rock Hikers
    On the first Saturday of June, to celebrate National Trails Day, VLT staff and volunteers will be constructing new trails and improving existing trails at our Big Rock Preserve from 9 am-12 noon.

    To get to Big Rock Preserve, take Highway 33 toward Ojai and exit at Casitas Vista Rd. Turn right, park underneath the highway overpass and walk to the bike path. Take a left at the bike path entrance and we will be set up a short way ahead - near the mural. Please wear pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and bring a shovel and a friend!

    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    June River Restoration

    REI Trail Stewards at Willoughby.

    Join VLT staff at the Ventura River estuary to help chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species and/or remove trash and refuse that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! This month we are working at the Willoughby Preserve.

    River Restoration events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
     
    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of tools used and bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!
     River_Restoration_Logo.jpg
    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    Willoughby Preserve to Big Rock Preserve Round Trip

    Bike and Hike

    Bike & Hike - Ventura Land Trust

    Join Ventura Land Trust on a FREE COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE from our Willoughby Preserve to our Big Rock Preserve. On Saturday, July 14th at 1 PM, we will gather together at Ventura's Main Street Bridge Kiosk and pedal approximately 6 miles (the route is slightly uphill) to our Big Rock Preserve.

    Upon arrival, VLT staff will lead you on a beautiful nature walk along the banks of the Ventura River and we will then pedal the 6 miles back. The round-trip 12 mile tour should last approximately 3 hours and is appropriate for bike riders with beginner/intermediate riding experience.

    Please bring your bike, helmet, water to stay hydrated and a sense of adventure!

    Check out this video from last year's event (When we were still VHC!)

    Bike & Hike Video

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    July River Restoration

    Ventura Land Trust Volunteers

    Join VLT staff at the Ventura River estuary to help chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species and/or remove trash and refuse that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! This month we are working at the Willoughby Preserve.

    River Restoration events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
     
    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of tools used and bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!
     River_Restoration_Logo.jpg
    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
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