The Ventura County Mobile Library visits the trailhead of Harmon Canyon Preserve on the second Thursday of every month. A free story and activity time for children starts at 10:30 am. You can check out a book to read under Harmon's oak trees, get a library card, pick-up book holds, check out and return items.
Celebrate 20 years of Community and Conservation!
Join us for a spectacular evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ventura Land Trust! Get ready to indulge in a night full of entertainment, delicious food, and unforgettable memories.
About this event
The Ventura Land Trust 20th Anniversary Gala promises to be an extraordinary event, where you can mingle with fellow supporters, partners, artists, and VLT enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as we honor two decades of conservation, open space recreation, community engagement, and education.
Indulge culinary delights by Season's Catering sourced by our local farmers and ranches showcasing the best of local flavors. In addition, a selection of local drinks will be provided by our partners, Ventura Spirits, Topa Topa Brewing, and Castoro Winery. Enjoy dinner and drinks with breathtaking valley and canyon views at a preserve rarely open to the public.
In addition, prepare to dance the night away with the energetic New Orleans-style hot jazz sounds of Ventura's Barrelhouse Wailers!
As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our supporters who have made VLT's journey possible. Your unwavering dedication has helped us protect the scenic beauty of Ventura's open spaces for the past two decades.
So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with us at the VLT 20th Anniversary Gala. It's a night you won't want to miss!
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS AND IN-KIND SPONSORS
Thank you to our Food and Beverage Sponsors
Arborist Dave Muffly joins Ventura Land Trust at the Museum of Ventura County for a special OAKtober Environmental Speaker Series presentation.
Dave is a partner in Ventura Land Trust's coast live oak care and restoration in Harmon Canyon Preserve. For more than 30 years, he has been on the forefront of oak tree regeneration in California. With nearly 4,000 oaks established, oak regeneration at Stanford University and in the Bay area has been a resounding success, deeply founded in science. In this talk, Dave covers the details - techniques, lessons, and warnings - that have made this project a success, where so many others fail.
VLT's free, quarterly Environmental Speaker Series is one of the many ways VLT works to educate the public about important environmental topics. Although free to the public, a $10/person donation is suggested at the door. RSVPs are encouraged.
Speaker Dave Muffly
Dave Muffly has been planting and caring for trees in the Bay Area for 33 years. Dave earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, then branched into native oak plantings at Stanford, urban tree plantings, and fruit trees with the local group Magic. In 2007, Dave became a Board Certified Master Arborist, and designed the thousand-tree 101 Freeway Soundwall planting led by the non-profit Canopy. The Soundwall plantings became the proof of concept for the even more radically diverse plantings at Apple Park in Cupertino, where Dave spent 7 years as Apple's Senior Arborist.
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***