Protect Ventura's land, water, wildlife, and scenic views
The Ventura Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust serving Ventura and surrounding area. Since 2003, we have permanently protected 30 acres of open space in the Ventura River, and managed 60 acres more. We are currently working toward purchasing 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 nearly a decade, Ventura Land Trust has diligently removed trash and invasive plants in the watershed to make it more welcoming to both human and wildlife visitors. We have built trails on our two river preserves, creating much-needed public access to green space. Every year we host hundreds of local school students on free outdoor environmental field trips and each month we host volunteer and community activities such as habitat restoration, tree plantings, picnics, and nature hikes. We are committed to connecting people to nature and are always looking for more volunteers to help us plant trees, build trails, lead activities, and maintain our preserves.
Preserve what makes Ventura beautiful
Accessible hillsides, oak groves, flowing creeks and rivers, fields of flowers, and ranch and farm lands. We are 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 keep Ventura beautiful today, tomorrow... forever!
Ventura Land Trust Tax ID #: 01-0769456