Community Volunteer Day at Big Rock Preserve

Ventura Land Trust's stewardship team has completed surveys of preserves following the atmospheric river that dropped more than 15 inches of rain on areas of Ventura County. Big Rock Preserve was inundated by flood waters from the Ventura River. Roughly half of the vegetation along the length of the preserve has been washed away.

Now that the river has retreated, it is possible to see all of the organic and inorganic debris deposited throughout the river bank. During the preserve survey, VLT staff noted plastic bottles, Styrofoam, household items, coolers, plastic tarps/film, and more! Many local folks have reached out to express interest in volunteering to assist with post-storm recovery and restoration, and Ventura Land Trust is grateful for the community's support. Please join VLT staff for our first community volunteer day of the year. The goal of this event is to remove as much inorganic material as possible from Big Rock Preserve. Volunteers will receive additional details after registering.  
  • In order to participate, all volunteers must sign a liability release waiver (LINK).

  • Please sign and return electronically to [email protected] (VLT preference), or bring a signed copy with you on the day of the event. There will be extra waivers on site, if needed.

  • Saturday, January 28th
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Big Rock Preserve (MAP)

A Note Regarding the Ojai Valley Sanitary District Sewage Leak:
Representatives from OVSD and the City of Ventura have assured VLT that it will be safe to work in dry areas along the Ventura River. 
Tests show that present contamination is being caused by other sources, such as agricultural runoff. For more information, check out the links below.

OVSD Pipeline Leak Resources:

January 28, 2023 at 9:00am - 1pm
Big Rock Preserve
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
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Katie ·
Izaak Sawyer Trent Sherman Leslie Pennington Samantha Green Gary Barsley Bridget Brady Margaret Strobel Gregory Schein randi dahms Rhiannon Kingston Christopher Ramirez Tom Higgins Amanda Brunnert Peter Boileau Julie Henszey Sonia Kroth John Darling John Harrison Andrea Horigan
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