Events

  • Saturday, February 04, 2023 at 09:00 AM · 32 rsvps
    Big Rock Preserve in Ventura, CA

    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:

  • Saturday, February 04, 2023 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    Guided Hike: Willoughby Preserve to the Sea

    Enjoy a free guided walk along the Ventura River Parkway path to view Ventura Land Trust's Willoughby Preserve, the Ventura River, and the coastal estuary at Surfers Point. We'll look at the changes to the preserve and river since the early January flood event, and learn about the cultural and natural history of this unique riparian and coastal habitat. Meet at the West Main Street parking lot. This walk is led by Lead Educator Erik Clearwater. RSVP today!

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 07:30 AM · 7 rsvps
    Harmon Canyon in Ventura, CA

    Bird Bioblitz Survey

    Are you a birder who wants to put your skills to use for a citizen science project?

    Help us find out which birds are year-round residents of our preserves!

    Join us on Saturday, February 11th at Harmon Canyon.

    Bring your binoculars and join one of our survey groups for a hike.

    RSVP for either the 2 or 4 mile round trip survey groups. You can also RSVP with your own group just tell us how many people are coming!

    Meet us at the interpretive sign at the trailhead!

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 09:00 AM · 10 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Community Volunteer Day at Willoughby 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. Willoughby Preserve near the coastal estuary was inundated by flood waters from the Ventura River. 

    Now that the river has retreated, it is possible to see all of the organic and inorganic debris deposited throughout the preserve. The goal of this volunteer event is to remove debris and inorganic material. 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 11th
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      Willoughby Preserve. Park in the West Main Street Parking Lot (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:

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    BILINGUAL Guided Hike: Willoughby Preserve to the Sea

    Enjoy a free guided walk in English and Spanish along the Ventura River Parkway path to view Ventura Land Trust's Willoughby Preserve, the Ventura River, and the coastal estuary at Surfers Point. We'll look at the changes to the preserve and river since the early January flood event, and learn about the cultural and natural history of this unique riparian and coastal habitat. Meet at the West Main Street parking lot. This walk is led by Lead Educator Erik Clearwater and Bilingual Coordinator Jenny Jacobs. RSVP today!

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM · 11 rsvps
    Hayden Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Family Nature Program

    Join our expert educators Dayana and Kaitlyn as we explore the natural world together.

    This monthly program is aimed at 3 to 6 year olds and their parents.

    Every program is different but we often play games, collect bugs, work on a craft or read a book together.

    Come ready to get muddy and make new friends!

    Donation suggested. Please RSVP your name and your child's name and age.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 02:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    Surfer's Point in Ventura, CA

    King Tide Tidepooling

     

    King tides are a special opportunity to tidepool as they happen only once or twice in a year! 

    They expose huge stretches of shoreline that are usually underwater, making this the best chance to spot some unusual organisms.

    Join Ventura Land Trust senior educator Amy Davis as we explore the fascinating creatures that inhabit the intertidal zone and learn about their unique adaptations that allow them to survive in this harsh environment.

    Children 6-17 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

    Space is limited, Tickets and RSVP are required! 

  • Friday, February 24, 2023 at 06:00 PM
    Topa Topa Brewing Company

    VLT's 20th Birthday Party

    Celebrate oonservation and community at Ventura Land Trust's milestone 20th birthday party! Join us in the beer garden at Topa Topa Brewing Company (4880 Colt Street, Ventura) for a piece of cake, games, and a gathering of friends and supporters who have been a part of VLT's success. 

  • Saturday, March 04, 2023 at 09:00 AM
    Harmon Canyon in Ventura, CA

    Wildflower Walk

    What types of wildflowers can be found at Harmon Canyon?

    What unique adaptations do these plants have that help them thrive?

    Join our educators on this 2 hour guided walk as we explore the accessible parts of the preserve. 

    Spots fill fast! Please RSVP and feel free to donate.

  • Saturday, April 08, 2023 at 12:00 PM
    Topa Topa Brewing Company in Ventura, CA

    Gear Garage Sale

    Join Ventura Land Trust on Saturday, April 30th for the second-ever Gear Garage Sale, a second-hand outdoor gear sale to benefit VLT. Be part of this inaugural event, hosted by beer-and-gear partner Topa Topa Brewing Company, as a shopper and as a supporter by donating your used outdoor gear. 

    Donate your gently-used and used gear to be included in the sale. Gear in your garage that you don't use? Gear and clothes that kids have outgrown? Drop off your gear to a VLT team member at the locations below, and at pop-up gear drop-off locations announced here. Your donation is tax-deductible.

    Before drop-off, please ensure that your gear is in working condition and that all necessary parts are present.

    Poinsettia Pavilion Lobby
    3451 Foothill Rd, Ventura
    Drop off week days
    8:30a-4:30p

    REI Oxnard
    The Collection at Riverpark
    2700 Seaglass Way, Oxnard
    Open Daily

    Ventura County Credit Union
    6026 Telephone Rd, Ventura
    Drop off daily by appointment
    Text (805) 864-2401
    to schedule a drop-off
     

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