Events

  • Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM · 8 rsvps
    Hayden Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Hayden Restoration

    Join VLT staff at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 19th, at Hayden Preserve. 

    We will carry out a variety of restoration activities such as mulching and invasive species removal. 

    Restoration events are a part of VLT's ongoing efforts to bring the land back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike.  We recommend wearing pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes.  Don't forget sunscreen, water, and snacks! We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!  Note: Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. The guardian will need to sign a waiver.

    Questions? Please email [email protected]


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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!
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 at 08:00 AM
    Harmon Canyon in Ventura, CA

    Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program at Harmon Canyon - Sundays and Mondays

     

    ***Please disregard the event date below - this volunteer opportunity occurs most Sundays and Mondays.  Refer to Signup.com listings for specific dates***

    Come one, come all! We need your help removing invasive species and improving wildlife habitat at Harmon Canyon. Our fantastic docents Terri and Kris will lead volunteers in removing non-native, invasive species from Harmon Canyon Preserve. No previous weed pulling experience is required, our docents will provide training to anyone who needs it. This volunteer opportunity requires hand pulling weeds so please bring your own gloves and any tools that you think might work well. Meet the group at 8 AM at the information kiosk at Harmon Canyon Preserve.  Please RSVP with the SignUp link: https://signup.com/go/KSkTPtn

    We're using SignUp.com to organize this ongoing event.

    Here's how it works in 4 easy steps:

    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/KSkTPtn

    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.

    4) Every spot has a link to our volunteer agreement liability release form.  Please sign and return electronically to [email protected], or bring your printed and signed copy to the event.

    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.

    Any questions? Contact [email protected] for more information.

    ***Please disregard the event date below - this volunteer opportunity occurs most Sundays and Mondays.  Refer to Signup.com listings for specific dates***

  • Friday, December 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM
    Big Rock Preserve in Ventura, CA

    Volunteer at Big Rock Preserve - Fridays

    ***Please disregard the event date below - this is a repeating volunteer opportunity.  Refer to Signup.com listings for specific dates***

    We will carry out a variety of restoration activities such as mulching, invasive species removal, and trail maintenance. 

    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/zSYMGSd
    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:
    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.

    MAP AND DIRECTIONS

    Big Rock Preserve is located just south of Foster Park along the Ojai-Ventura Bike Trail. There are two entrances to Big Rock.

    North Entrance: Take Hwy 33, exit at Casitas Vistas Road, turn right and park underneath the HWY 33 overpass. Walk towards the bike trail and turn left. Continue south for approx. 1/4 mile along the dirt path adjacent to the Ojai-Ventura Bike Trail until you see the Big Rock preserve entrance on the right (look for the kiosk, bench and bike rack under the pepper tree).

    South Entrance: Take Hwy 33, exit at Casitas Vistas Vista Road. Turn right and continue straight (under the highway) on North Ventura Ave. Parking is available along North Ventura Ave. Walk north to the break in the fence and take a right along the dirt path adjacent to the Ojai-Ventura Bike Trail. Continue north for approx. 1/4 mile until you see the Big Rock preserve entrance on the left (look for the kiosk, bench and bike rack under the pepper tree).

    Questions/concerns? Please email [email protected]

     


    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!
    ***Please disregard the event date below - this is a repeating volunteer opportunity.  Refer to Signup.com listings for specific dates***
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 10:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve in Ventura , CA

    Volunteer for Ventura River Estuary Cleanup - Wednesdays

     

    ***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/gxaPSEt
    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.
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     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***
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