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Ventura Land Trust

Preserving Ventura's hillsides, trails, water and wildlife for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Join us on Earth Day, April 20th, for a day of work at Harmon Canyon. We will be working on brush clearing and trail building. More information can be found through the link in our bio! Additionally, Harmon Canyon will be the site for @venturapolice Mud Run on April 27th. To get more information and to sign up, head to the events page on our website! #venturalandtrust #landtrust #nonprofit #conservation #restoration #harmoncanyon
Ventura Land Trust hosted our Annual Wildflower Walk at Harmon Canyon this weekend with the help of local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Botanist Ken Niessen. This exclusive event, and sneak peek access to this currently private property, are some of the many benefits of being a member of Ventura Land Trust! #wildflowers #superbloom #supportlocalnonprofits #springtime #venturalandtrust #nature #joinus
Today we teamed up with @conservationalliance for their annual Backyard Collective event. Employees from local brands turned out to help us rebuild trails at Big Rock Preserve and remove Arundo at Foster Park! A special thank you to everyone who volunteered today, we couldn’t have done it without you! #venturalandtrust #landtrust #nonprofit #conservation #restoration #trailbuilding #ventura #bigrockpreserve
Spotted at Big Rock Preserve, this Western Pond Turtle is a threatened species and endemic to the West Coast of the United States and Mexico. This is the first time we have seen one at Big Rock since the Thomas Fire! Cool fact about the Western Pond Turtle - it can spend up to 200 days out of water, since the streams and ponds it inhabits often go dry in the warm season. If you see a Western Pond Turtle at Big Rock, please leave it be. #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #conservation #threatenedspecies #westernpondturtle #bigrockpreserve
Sharply rising beef prices are fueling the destruction of South American jaguar habitat. This Thursday, April 11th at 6:45 pm, join Dr. Anthony Giordano at @patagoniavta to learn more about his efforts to protect this large cat. This event is FREE and guaranteed to be VERY COOL! See ya there 🤙🏽 Photo: Dr. Anthony J. Giordano #jaguar #nonprofit #conservation #bigcats #stealthy #ventura
UPDATE: Today, while leading a field trip for @patagonia Kids Club, we saw 5 large fish at Big Rock Preserve! While we are hopeful that these fish were a certain endangered species, we can’t be sure as our pictures were inconclusive. We will work with an ichthyologist going forward to study the fish at Big Rock Preserve, in hopes of finding Steelhead Trout in the lower Ventura River. So cool to see abundant wildlife at Big Rock! #venturalandtrust #bigrockpreserve #landtrust #nonprofit #steelheadtrout #conservation #endangeredspecies
This past Saturday we celebrated our 4th annual Monarch Madness event with around 200 of our community members! We planted roughly 400 plants, smiled, laughed, and enjoyed the fantastic spring weather. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Keep an eye on our events page (link in bio) for upcoming events and ways you can get involved! #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #conservation #restoration #monarchmadness2019 #ventura #bigrockpreserve
A special thank you to @csuci students and staff for helping remove invasive species at Big Rock Preserve in preparation for Monarch Madness. See you all tomorrow for Monarch Madness 2019! #venturalandtrust #conservation #restoration #nonprofit #landtrust #ventura #monarchmadness2019
We are anxiously anticipating the opening of Harmon Canyon! Until then, you can help us prepare the preserve for the grand opening by volunteering. Check out our website for upcoming volunteer dates! You can also help us open the preserve by visiting the link in our bio and donating today. Thanks for the epic shot @bennettshoots 🤙🏽 #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #landtrust #conservation #naturepreserve #publicaccess #openspace
Stewardship staff is on the road today at the California Council of Land Trusts Annual Conference, hosted by @elkhornslough_org. Today we were lucky enough to kayak and hike around the Elkhorn Slough - it was amazing! Lots of learning happening the next few days! #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #landtrust #conservation #cclt #annualconference
What’s greener than this photo of Harmon Canyon? The @venturachamber Green Drinks mixer, happening Tuesday, March 26th at @caffrodite. To celebrate Green Businesses in Ventura, we will be raffling a @patagonia Nano Puff jacket. You don’t have to be present to win, and you can buy tickets directly from the link in our bio! Proceeds will support Ventura Land Trust!
What an incredible morning working with @nature_org We had an awesome group of people come out to clean up Ormond Beach, and brought out a big haul! We also got to enjoy a nature walk to the dunes. Thanks everyone! #trashtag #beachcleanup #venturalandtrust #habitatrestoration #snowyplover #paintedladies
We’re enjoying the migration of Painted Lady Butterflies from our office today! ☀️🦋 #butterflies #migration #venturalandtrust #conservation #habitatrestoration #savethepollinators
The recent rains and just the right amount of sunlight was the perfect recipe for some awesome mycological action 🍄! We spotted several new species this year. #bringontherain #naturalist #amaturemycology #venturalandtrust #mushroomspotting #thomasfirerestoration
Quick walk through the Ventura River today. Lots of water moving, and not much trash to be seen! So cool to see the estuary flowing and connected to the Pacific. #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #landtrust #venturariver #conservation #restoration #venturariver #805
Fantastic morning restoring trails at Big Rock Preserve with @rei Oxnard employees! REI has supported Ventura Land Trust for years and we are thankful for both their volunteer work and financial contributions. Hopefully this next round of rain takes it easy on our trails! #venturalandtrust #landtrust #nonprofit #restoration #conservation #bigrockpreserve #venturacounty
Every day is a good day for a little trash removal! We pulled about 20 bags of trash out of the Ventura River this morning and the Ventura Land Truck was loaded full! If you see us along the Ventura-Ojai bike path collecting trash, say hello. Or better yet, grab a bag and join us! #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #landtrust #conservation #restoration #venturariver #805
Yesterday marked our 16th anniversary! We might have a small staff, but our dedicated community of supporters more than makes up for it! We are proud to protect Ventura’s land, water, wildlife, and scenic views, and we thank each and every one of you for the support over the years. Cheers to many more 🍻#venturalandtrust #landtrust #nonprofit #restoration #conservation #ventura #anniversary
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