River Haven Restoration Volunteer Event

Domes houses at River HavenWe are mixing things up this month and helping the City of Ventura clear invasive plants in and around River Haven, a transitional housing encampment for the homeless in Ventura. River Haven — which started as the city’s only legal, self-governing campground — has by many measures been one of Ventura’s great successes in reducing homelessness. Funded by the community and Turning Point Foundation, River Haven has been helping homeless people turn their lives around since 2006.

Join VLT staff as we chop, pull, and lop non-native, invasive plants to clear the way for more small houses to be added to the River Haven camp. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!

You can access River Haven off of Harbor Blvd., just south of the stop light at Spinnaker Dr. Turn in when you see a City of Ventura truck with a light bar flashing and park by the shipping container near the entrance.

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!
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!
June 16, 2018 at 9:00am - 12pm
River Haven
South of the intersection of Harbor Blvd and Olivas Park
Ventura, CA 93002
United States
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Adrienne Stephens · · 8056438044
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