THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ANTICIPATED EXTREME WEATHER.
PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR NEW RESCHEDULED DATE!
On Saturday, February 18, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will host a community tree planting and trail building party at the Big Rock Preserve near Foster Park. VHC invites volunteers of all ages to join them from 9 a.m. – 12 noon along the Ventura River Parkway to help plant trees and build trails on property owned and managed by VHC.
The 17- acre Big Rock Preserve is a collection of five properties owned by VHC. The name Big Rock comes from a once-popular swimming hole on the property that was home to a large boulder before floods swept it away. Though the boulder is gone, the water remains. Due to the unique geology of the area, the Big Rock preserve is one of the only places along the Ventura River that has year-round water. The area is home to endangered steelhead trout, as well as western pond turtles, herons, deer, red-legged frogs and bobcats.
To get to Big Rock Preserve, take Highway 33 toward Ojai and exit at Casitas Vista Rd. Turn right, park underneath the highway overpass and walk to the bike path. Take a left at the bike path entrance and we will be set up a short way ahead - near the mural. Please wear pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and bring a shovel and a friend!
In the event of HEAVY RAIN, this event will be rescheduled!