On the evening of Thurs., April 19, 2018, Ventura Land Trust (VLT) will host a community environmental lecture entitled “A River Runs Through It - the Beauty, Benefits and Importance of Ventura County’s Waterways,” at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd., Ventura. Beginning at 7 p.m., this second in VLT’s 2018 Environmental Speaker Series, will he led by Jim Danza, Asst. Professor of Geography at Oxnard College.
Jim Danza will highlight the importance of understanding, appreciating and protecting Ventura County’s rivers, creeks and streams and will discuss river water conservation, the importance of flood plains, the need for urban planning along watersheds, wildlife/urban interface and VLT’s ongoing restoration work along the Ventura River.
“I have spent the past 35 year advocating for the protection of rivers and watersheds,” said Danza. “In the past, we have been careless with this vital resource.”
According to Danza, the numerous rivers, creeks and streams that run through Ventura County supply water for drinking, growing crops, manufacturing, energy and transport. They also help to prevent erosion, dispose of waste and provide natural protection from flooding.
Now in its third year, the Ventura Land Trust’s Environmental Speaker Series is one of many ways VLT works to educate the public about important environmental topics. The non-profit land trust’s Big Rock Preserve, where they lead free outdoor environmental field trips for local students and community groups, suffered significant damage in the Thomas Fire.
A suggested donation of $10 per person will be collected at the door to go toward fire restoration work at Big Rock Preserve. Space is limited and reservations are highly encouraged.
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!