Protect Ventura's land, water, wildlife, and scenic views
Since 2003, Ventura Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been protecting and preserving the beautiful open space in Ventura and the surrounding region. To date, we have permanently protected 30 acres of open space in the Ventura River watershed, managed 60 acres more and are currently working on the purchase of 2,100 acres of prime hillside property with the goal of opening the first large-scale, publicly accessible hillside nature preserve in Ventura.
Connect people to nature and outdoor recreation
Ventura Land Trust actively protects the Ventura River watershed and promotes the Ventura River Parkway project. For more than a decade, Ventura Land Trust has diligently removed trash and invasive plants in the watershed, planted native trees, plants and flowers and built trails creating much-needed public access to green space.
In addition to connecting people to nature, we are committed to educating them about why it's worth protecting. Each year we host hundreds of local students on free outdoor environmental field trips, present a series of community Environmental Speaker Series lectures and host an array of volunteer and community activities. VLT volunteers pitch in to help with habitat restoration, tree plantings, trail building, and nature hikes.
Preserve what makes Ventura beautiful
Accessible hillsides, oak groves, flowing creeks and rivers, fields of flowers, and ranch and farm lands. Ventura Land Trust is working hard to preserve what makes Ventura such a great place to live, work and play and we need your help! We invite you to join Ventura Land Trust as a member, volunteer or both! Working together, we will protect what makes Ventura beautiful today, tomorrow... FOREVER!
Ventura Land Trust Tax ID #: 01-0769456