Want to help prepare Harmon Canyon for public use? Love to run? Then this event is for you! Ventura Land Trust is teaming up with Runners For Public Lands on Martin Luther King Jr. day to connect runners of all abilities and anyone who is interested to open space preservation, outdoor recreation, and habitat restoration. This sneak peek of the preserve is your chance to come out and help build trails that will be used by the community for years to come. Ventura is lacking in public trails and we need your help to change that!
Ventura Land Trust is currently in the process of purchasing this fantastic preserve. It is currently not open to the public. In the meantime, there is plenty of work to be done! We will be working on clearing brush to reduce fire hazards and building trails for the public to enjoy once we have our grand opening.
The event will start at 7:30 am with a run through the canyon (that is not yet open to the public outside of Ventura Land Trust led events) to preview the preserve that will go to 8:45 am. The volunteer work day will begin at 9:00 am where we will work on removing invasive plants, clearing and preparing trails, and restoring native habitats within Harmon Canyon.
For field work, we ask that you please wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy closed-toe shoes (preferably hiking boots), sunscreen, hat, and reusable water bottle. We will bring gloves and tools, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have a particular preference.
We provide the tools; you provide the enthusiasm! Please RSVP so we know how many tools to provide.
This property is currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC except for special volunteer restoration events.
Trespassing could impact the purchase process, please don't take the risk!
7511 Foothill Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
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