• Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 06:00 PM through December 30, 2022
    Rincon Brewery Ventura

    Rincon Brewery Art Show & Sale

    From Saturday, October 1 through the month of December, VLT and Rincon Brewery-Ventura present a show and sale of artwork by photographer Chris Ryan and painter Andrew Payton. A portion of proceeds from each piece sold benefits VLT.

    Join the artists and VLT at Rincon Brewery for a public Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 5th from 6-7:30 PM.

  • Friday, October 07, 2022 at 06:15 PM · $15.00 USD
    Harmon Canyon Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Glow Hike at Harmon Canyon Preserve

    What glows in the dark at Harmon Canyon Preserve?

    Scorpions of course! (Well, they actually fluoresce under blacklight, but we will get into that!)

    Come learn more about these fascinating creatures, as well as other nighttime ecology at the preserve. This is a naturalist-guided hike, so expect a slow pace where discovery and discussion are the goals, rather than a destination.

    Space is limited to 15 guests.



  • Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    Guided Hike: Willoughby Preserve to the Sea

    Enjoy a free guided hike that begins on Ventura Land Trust's Willoughby Preserve on the Ventura River and ends at the coastal estuary at Surfer's Point. Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Ventura River and this unique riparian and coastal habitat. Meet at the Main Street parking lot. RSVP today!

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, CA

    Mariano Rancho Preserve Community Meeting: Access

    Ventura Land Trust's first of three Mariano Rancho Preserve Community Meetings will focus on VLT's plan for public access to the preserve, including access locations on the 1,645-acre property, parking, and pedestrian access.

    This event will be recorded by CAPS Media and uploaded to VLT's YouTube channel. Spanish language translation services will be offered at the event.

    Please RSVP below.

    Contribute to the conversation! Use this form to enter up to three questions or comments you have regarding public access on Mariano Rancho Preserve. We'll use your input to shape our presentation, and your question may be presented during the Q&A session of the event. 

    Learn more and RSVP for Mariano Rancho Preserve Community Meetings in November and December:


  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 09:30 AM
    Harmon Canyon Preserve

    VC Mobile Library

    The Ventura County Mobile Library is coming to Harmon Canyon Preserve on the second Thursday of every month. A storytime for children starts at 10:00. 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.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM

    Leave a Lasting Legacy: A Planned Giving Webinar

    Are you curious about estate planning and how it can benefit your favorite charities? Are you eager to leave a lasting legacy for our community? Please join us for a one-hour webinar with Ventura Land Trust Executive Director Melissa Baffa, and Channel Island Law Group Managing Director and Senior Wealth Advisor Russ Charvonia.

    The webinar will contain a presentation on planned giving and alternative ways to give, including non-cash gifts. The webinar will include a Q&A session with attendees; following the webinar will be an additional 30 minute Zoom meeting in which attendees can chat directly with Russ Charvonia, starting at 12:00PM. 

    A Zoom webinar link will be sent to guests before the event.

    About Russ Charvonia:

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 at 08:30 AM · $15.00 USD
    Ventura Settling Ponds in Ventura, CA

    Learn to Bird: Fall Migration

    Fall is a great time to learn more about birds.

    It may still be warm in California, but as cooler weather settles in over the rest of the continent, birds from as far away as Alaska and Canada begin to make their way south.

    This can be an awesome opportunity to see many diverse and interesting species, learn more about their behaviors, and hone your birding skills at the same time. All you'll need is a pair of binoculars and your curiosity.

    The 2 hour course takes place at the Ventura Settling ponds Bird Area, where we'll walk 1-2 miles on flat terrain.

    Tickets are 15$ for members and 25$ for non-members.

    Not sure if you're a member? Contact Development Coordinator Heather Burton at [email protected].

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    Private Residence

    House Concert for Ventura Land Trust

    Ventura Land Trust presents a rare opportunity to enjoy an exclusive performance by Ventura legends Jodi Farrell and Jim Rankin. Hosted in a private home overlooking Harmon Canyon Preserve, this memorable musical experience will feature an eclectic array of musical styles. Proceeds support Ventura Land Trust's mission to protect Ventura County's natural spaces. Space is limited! Get your tickets today.


  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 07:00 PM · 14 rsvps
    Museum of Ventura County in Ventura, CA

    Environmental Speaker Series: Oak Regeneration in the Time of Climate Change

    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.

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Caminata Guiada En Español en Willoughby Preserve / Spanish Guided Hike at Willoughby Preserve

    Disfrute de una caminata guiada gratuita que comienza en Willoughby Preserve de Ventura Land Trust en el río Ventura y termina en el estuario costero en Surfer's Point. Aprenda sobre la historia cultural y natural del río Ventura y este hábitat ribereño y costero único. Reúnase en el estacionamiento de Main Street en Ventura, en este enlace aquí. ¡Haga su reserva hoy!

    Enjoy a free guided hike that begins on Ventura Land Trust's Willoughby Preserve on the Ventura River and ends at the coastal estuary at Surfer's Point. Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Ventura River and this unique riparian and coastal habitat. Meet at the Main Street parking lot (map). RSVP today!

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