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 trash and plant debris and damage to the preserve's trail network. The goal of this event is to remove inorganic material, collect arundo, and begin to restore the preserve's trail network. 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, February 4th
    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:

February 04, 2023 at 9:00am - 1pm
Big Rock Preserve
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
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Katie ·
Joey Krueger Evelyn Stouse Kris Ohlenkamp Brian Hubert Craig Carey Terri Burgess Rhiannon Kingston Leslie Pennington Mel Kilpatrick Honey Krueger John Darling

Will you come?


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