On the third Saturday of each month, VHC staff and volunteers join forces from 9 a.m.-12 noon to clear invasive (Arundo donax) plants, clean up trash and clear paths in the Ventura River bottom. River Restoration Saturdays are a part of VHC'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 month, we will be removing invasive giant reeds at Willoughby. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!
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 Conservancy's beautiful informational kiosk. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!
Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of 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!