Join us on December 8th, 2023, for the first of two Community Listening Sessions at the Avenue Library. The space will be open from 6 - 8 pm for comments from Avenue residents about accessibility and programming. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Let VLT know how we can meet your outdoor needs and make the preserves more accessible.
The event is from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us on December 11th, 2023, for the first of two Community Listening Sessions at the Avenue Library. The space will be open from 6 - 8 pm for comments from Avenue residents about accessibility and programming. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Let VLT know how we can meet your outdoor needs and make the preserves more accessible.
¿Viven cerca de la avenida Ventura? ¿Cómo podemos pasar más tiempo al aire libre y disfrutar la naturaleza?
Visítanos entre las 6 y las 8 p.m. este viernes (8 DiC.) y lunes (11 Dic.) En la Biblioteca la avenida 606 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. Refrescos y bocadillos gratis.
The event is from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Ventura Land Trust staff in celebrating the shortest day of the year with a guided night walk in Harmon Canyon Preserve. The winter solstice has been celebrated around the world for centuries as the sun's rebirth and the return of the light to the dark days of winter. We will experience wild Harmon Canyon together as we walk the trail with our flameless, battery-operated lanterns lit, ending at a luminous solstice spiral.
We will also be collecting coats to help our local community in need. Jackets will be donated to Coats for Kids, a local project through the Ventura Rotary Club that provides children in our community with warm clothing during the Winter months.
Please bring a lantern (flameless, battery-operated ONLY), a coat to donate if you can, and a hot drink to sip. Gather at the Harmon Canyon Preserve trailhead at 4:30.
NOTE: NO CANDLES OR LANTERNS WITH OPEN FLAMES, OIL, OR KEROSENE WILL BE ALLOWED.
Individual registration: $5 Family registration: $10
Ventura Land Trust receives numerous outreach-related invitations throughout the year. Unfortunately, it is impossible for VLT Staff to be everywhere all the time. Since this is a common occurrence, VLT seeks to recruit a team of committed outreach ambassadors who truly enjoy captivating and engaging the public while advocating for the continued preservation of wildlands.
What does it take to become a Ventura Land Trust Ambassador?
- LEARN about Ventura Land Trust and engage the community
- TEACH people about our mission and programs
- RECRUIT other members and volunteers.
Ambassadors will represent VLT while sharing the organization's mission and values at various community events. For example, an outreach ambassador can introduce folks to the organization by sharing some of the 2022 accomplishments highlighted on the infographic below. Additional training will be provided. If interested, please RSVP at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].
***Please disregard the event date below - this is a repeating volunteer opportunity. Refer to Signup.com listings for specific dates***Join us in our mission to keep the Ventura River Estuary safe and clean! River restoration and cleanup events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike.
This work may not be suitable for everyone. We are looking for volunteers age 18+ (16+ with guardian present) who are comfortable working in close proximity to homeless individuals and encampments. We do not judge; we seek to educate and compassionately manage a very complex problem in our watershed.
We're using SignUp.com to organize this ongoing opportunity - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/wDvJkKX
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.HELPFUL LINKS:
What does cleanup work in the river look like? Check out this short video on YouTube.To help expedite up the sign-in process, please print and sign this liability release and bring it with you on the day of the event.Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of tools used and bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!***Please disregard the event date below - this is a repeating volunteer opportunity. Refer to Signup.com listings for specific dates***
Join us for the meeting of the VLT Environmental Book Club's second read on January 6th. This will be located at Timbre Books on East Main Street in Ventura, CA. Themes from the book "Finding the Mother Tree" will be discussed. Join a group of environmentally focused readers as we talk about the interconnection of forests and human society. The meeting will start at 2 pm and end around 4 pm.
Join the VLT Stew Crew!
As part of our mission, VLT maintains and restores our preserves. As a Stew Crew Volunteer, you will help with conservation and construction projects. Projects may include invasive species removal, fence construction/repair, dam demolition, and/or other stewardship projects.
This role is physically demanding. Responsibilities and Duties may include:
- Removing invasive plant species
- Removing trash
- Building fencing
- Carrying heavy loads
- Safely digging with shovels
• Able to work outdoors on uneven surfaces and be on your feet all day.
• Able to lift as much as 30 lbs.
• 18 years of age or attending with a legal guardian.
• Good communicator, team player, and able to accept and give clear direction.
Training: Training provided onsite.
Commitment: As needed according to the project. Projects usually take place during weekdays.
Staff Contact: Conservation Specialist, Katie Daniels, [email protected]
Location: Ventura County
(transportation not offered; public transportation may be available)
Compensation: This role is purely voluntary.***Please disregard the event date below - this is an ongoing opportunity***