Events

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Ormond Beach Wetlands in Oxnard, CA

    Ormond Beach Wetlands Clean Up

    The Ventura Land Trust is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to clear trash from the Ormond Beach wetlands. Join us as we remove refuse on the beach and nearby wetlands before it washes into the ocean.  

    The Nature Conservancy will provide all supplies. Please wear long pants, a hat, sunscreen and durable walking shoes. A naturalist will be on site as well to provide information on the natural history of the area.

    The more the merrier - feel free to bring friends, family or groups.

  • Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 07:30 AM · 8 rsvps
    Ventura Beach Promenade

    Volunteer Event - Serve Beer at Mountains 2 Beach Marathon

    We are looking for 12 volunteers to help serve tasty Firestone Walker beer to thirsty marathoners near the finish line of the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. For the 3rd 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 SAFE SERVE CERTIFIED.

    To become certified, you must attend the FREE Project Safer Special Event Training being held in Ventura on Thursday, May 10th from 6 - 8 PM. RSVP to the class here.

    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. Hope you can join us!

  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 13 rsvps
    Big Rock Preserve

    Volunteer Event - Build Trails at Big Rock on National Trails Day

    Big Rock Hikers
    On the first Saturday of June, to celebrate National Trails Day, VLT staff and volunteers will be constructing new trails and improving existing trails at our Big Rock Preserve from 9 am-12 noon.

    To get to Big Rock Preserve, take Highway 33 toward Ojai and exit at Casitas Vista Rd. Turn right, park underneath the highway overpass and walk to the bike path. Take a left at the bike path entrance and we will be set up a short way ahead - near the mural. Please wear pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and bring a shovel and a friend!

    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, June 16, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve

    Volunteer Event - June River Restoration

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    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! This month we are 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!
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Willoughby Preserve to Big Rock Preserve Round Trip

    Community Event - Bike and Hike

    Bike & Hike - Ventura Land Trust

    Join Ventura Land Trust on a FREE COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE from our Willoughby Preserve to our Big Rock Preserve. On Saturday, July 14th at 1 PM, we will gather together at Ventura's Main Street Bridge Kiosk and pedal approximately 6 miles (the route is slightly uphill) to our Big Rock Preserve.

    Upon arrival, VLT staff will lead you on a beautiful nature walk along the banks of the Ventura River and we will then pedal the 6 miles back. The round-trip 12 mile tour should last approximately 3 hours and is appropriate for bike riders with beginner/intermediate riding experience.

    Please bring your bike, helmet, water to stay hydrated and a sense of adventure!

    Check out this video from last year's event (When we were still VHC!)

    Bike & Hike Video

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    Volunteer Event - July River Restoration

    Ventura Land Trust Volunteers

    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! This month we are 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 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!
  • Monday, July 30, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Topa Topa Brewing Company in Ventura, CA

    Nature On Tap - July 30

    Following the Fire

    The Ventura Land Trust’s Conservation Director, Dash Dunkell, and Stewardship Director, Rick Bisaccia, have explored Ventura’s scorched wilderness areas and have seen firsthand how they are making a comeback after the Thomas Fire. Join two outdoor experts to learn about how our local landscapes are recovering, the benefits of wildfires in wilderness areas, and what’s happened to our local flora and fauna in the 8 months since the inferno.

    For the second year running, Ventura Land Trust (VLT) is teaming up with Topa Topa Brewing Company to host a series of three free environmental lectures during the summer months. VLT experts will talk about a variety of local environmental topics and answer questions about the organization’s mission, projects and programs.

    Mix and mingle with VLT staff and board from 7 - 7:30. Presentation begins at 7:30.

     

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    Volunteer Event - Wild and Scenic Film Festival

    Volunteers are needed at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to help with set-up, check-in, beer and wine sales/serving, raffle ticket sales, clean-up, game coordination and so much more. Volunteering is a fun way to work alongside a great group of like-minded people, connect with your community and contribute to the preservation of open space all at the same time. Sign up today!

    Volunteers shifts are 3 hours in length. Sign up for the shift that works best for you.

    1 - 4 PM or 4 - 7 PM or 7 - 10 PM

    Volunteers receive our heartfelt gratitude AND free entrance into the Festival!

     

     

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Community Event - 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Wild and Scenic Film FestivalTICKETS ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOURS TODAY!

    This year's festival will be bigger, better, and OUTSIDE! We are thrilled to be moving our popular film festival to an outdoor venue. Bring your low-back chairs and blankets, and prepare for a night to remember!

    With two bands, 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!

    Sponsorships for this event are open!

    Check out the 2018 Wild and Scenic Sponsorship Benefits

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Topa Topa Brewing Company in Ventura, CA

    Nature On Tap - August

    “Money Grows on Trees”

    Preserving open space for recreation translates to substantial economic benefits. Join Dash Dunkell, Ventura Land Trust Conservation Director, to learn how land preservation activities help to increase local business, tourism, and quality of life. VLT will also be presenting a brand-new mountain biking video of potential trails in Ventura

    For the second year running, Ventura Land Trust (VLT) is teaming up with Topa Topa Brewing Company to host a series of three free environmental lectures during the summer months. Beginning at 7:30 PM, VLT staff members will talk about a variety of local environmental topics and answer questions about the organization’s mission, projects and programs.

     

    Mix and mingle with VLT staff and board from 7 - 7:30. Presentation begins at 7:30.

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