Events

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Harmon Canyon Preserve

    VPD Xtreme Mud Challenge

    On Saturday, April 27th, the 6th annual Ventura Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge will be presented by the Ventura Police Officers’ Association and hosted by Ventura Land Trust. This year, VPD and VLT are teaming up to present this family-fun event at a new location - Harmon Canyon Preserve.

    VLT is looking for 12 volunteers to help us with set-up, tabling, beer serving (must RBS certified) and break-down.We have two shifts available. Please RSVP for the time that works best for you. Note that all beer servers must have a current RBS (Responsible Beverage Serving) certification.

    8:00 - 10:30: Set-up and Tabling

    10:30 - 1:30: Beer serving, Tabling and Break Down

    Although not yet open to the public, Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge participants will get a sneak peak of beautiful Harmon Canyon - the property that will soon become Ventura's premiere place to hike, bike, enjoy nature and (once a year) run through a muddy obstacle course!

    The goal of this event is to create a fun and challenging adventure while raising money for the Dee Dowell Foundation. Join us in this wild and crazy adventure at the new Harmon Canyon Preserve off Foothill Rd at Kimball Rd. 

    In addition to opening the preserve to the public for this special event, Ventura Land Trust also has coordinated the participation of food trucks and will have beer and soft drinks available for purchase after the race. Come for the challenge, stay awhile afterward and celebrate your success!

    If you want to participate in the run, click here for info and to register for the 6th Annual Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge!

     

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 04:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Winchesters Grill

    VLT Fundraiser at Winchesters Grill & Saloon

    Join VLT for an evening of food, drink and "fun"raising at one of Ventura's favorite restaurants - Winchesters Grill & Saloon. Instead of a night in the kitchen, enjoy a night on the town in downtown Ventura. J.R. Ford, owner of Winchesters, generously supports a variety of Ventura County nonprofit organizations by hosting dining out nights and then giving back 20% of the food proceeds to the charity. In April, he is extending his generosity to VLT!

    No tickets to buy, no flyer to bring - just come on down and enjoy a delicious dinner at Winchesters, the chance to hang with your favorite VLT friends and the opportunity to help raise money for open space preservation in the process. How easy is that? Hope to see you on April 30th!

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 26 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Invasive plant removal and river restoration at Willoughby Preserve

    Invasive Plant Removal Ventura Land Trust

    Join VLT staff at the Ventura River estuary to help chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species and/or remove trash and refuse that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! In May, we will be working at the Willoughby Preserve.

    River Restoration 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. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
     
    Meet VLT staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    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!
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    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 07:30 AM · 6 rsvps
    Ventura Promenade

    Serve Beer at 2019 Mountains 2 Beach Marathon

    We are looking for 24 volunteers to help serve tasty Firestone Walker beer to thirsty marathoners near the finish line of the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. For the 4th year running, M2B organizers have generously invited VLT to serve the beer and keep the profits. This one day brings in thousands in valuable funding for our organization!

    We are looking a total of 12 committed volunteers - four people working the taps during three 2-hour shifts. ALL VOLUNTEER SERVERS MUST BE RBS (Responsible Beverage Server) CERTIFIED.

    To become certified/recertified, you must attend the FREE Project Safer Special Event Online Training Class. Click here for more information.

    If you have taken the Project Safer class within the past two years, check your I.D. card to ensure that your certification is still valid. If it has expired, you must retake the class.

    This is a very fun volunteer event. Please RSVP and we will work with you on your shift assignment. Hope you can join us!

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve

    Trash cleanup and river restoration at Willoughby Preserve

    IMG_2209.JPGIn July, we need your help cleaning up trash at our Willoughby Preserve. Additionally, we will chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plant species that are wreaking havoc on our native riparian ecosystem! Our Willoughby Preserve has come a long way over the years, but it's up to us to keep it trash free and chalk full of native plants. 

    River Restoration 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. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
     
    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Land Trust's beautiful informational kiosk. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
     
    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!River_Restoration_Logo.jpg
    Want to contribute more than sweat-equity? The Ventura Land Trust now offers affordable River Restoration Sponsorship opportunities. Environmentally-minded individuals and businesses are invited to support our habitat restoration work by financially contributing to the costs of cleaning, clearing and restoring the land. There's no better way to put your money to work!
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Community Event - 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Wild and Scenic Film FestivalTICKETS GO ON SALE SOON

    This year's festival will be bigger, better, and even MORE FUN! We are thrilled to once again host our popular film festival at an outdoor venue. Bring your low-back chairs and blankets, and prepare for a night to remember!

    With live music, food trucks, outdoor games, and more, this year's festival will be one night of fun for the whole community to enjoy. All proceeds from this event will help support the mission of Ventura Land Trust. 

    The Wild and Scenic Film Festival offers audiences the chance to enjoy a series of award-winning short films that celebrate the beauty and bounty of our natural world.  This popular festival, which sells out every year, helps to connect the Land Trust’s work to similar environmental efforts around the globe. In addition to viewing films, attendees also enjoy live music, special guests, food, beer, wine and the chance to win high-end items in a raffle that includes original artwork, outdoor gear, dining-out certificates and much, much more.

    Doors Open at 5 PM, Films Begin at 8 PM, Fun Lasts All Night!

     

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