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Archive for 2010

Ojai Meadows Preserve (brochure, map, and bird list)

By on December 22, 2010 in Around Our Valley with 0 Comments
Ojai Meadows Preserve (brochure, map, and bird list)

Ojai Meadows Preserve Brochure – December 2010 Meadows Preserve Bird List – Updated October 2009

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Channel Islands Sportfishing Center Joins Business Sponsors

By on December 14, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Channel Islands Sportfishing Center Joins Business Sponsors

We are proud to welcome Channel Island Sportfishing  owned and operated by Doug and Liz Vernand as new business sponsors of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC).  Liz walks Ojai Valley Land Conservancy land almost every day and she said this is what inspires her to support the Conservancy’s work.  Liz photographs the preserves and […]

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E-News: Generous Donors Provide Match for End of Year Gifts

By on November 20, 2010 in News with 0 Comments

Back to E-Newsletter (Fall 2010) We’re happy to announce that two of Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s most dedicated supporters have generously offered to match your end of year gift! “We truly believe in the mission of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and we feel that this is the best way we can really make a difference […]

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Join the Ojai Meadows Wildflower Posse!

By on October 28, 2010 in News with 1 Comment
Join the Ojai Meadows Wildflower Posse!

Between this fall and next Spring, we are setting out to create a 2 acre wildflower extravaganza on The Ojai Meadows Preserve. In our ongoing effort to restore a variety of habitats on the Preserve, our next phase is to convert our weedy uplands into native grasslands and oak woodlands painted with wildflowers. This season […]

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E-News: Blazing New Trails For You

By on October 27, 2010 in News with 1 Comment
E-News: Blazing New Trails For You

Back to E-Newsletter (Fall 2010) Putting Your Donations To Work For Ojai 2010 has been the year of the trails for the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.  With the help of many volunteers, generous benefactors and grant funding, we’ve been putting your membership dollars to work on the trails of the Ventura River Preserve, the Ojai […]

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E-News: Thank You Rains of Ojai!

By on October 27, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
E-News: Thank You Rains of Ojai!

Each quarter we highlight two OVLC business sponsors in hopes that you will get to know them better, and thank them for their support by doing business with them. This quarter our business profiles are…  Back to E-Newsletter (Fall 2010) RAINS OF OJAI –  located in Ojai’shistoric arcade, is a one of a kind upscale country […]

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E-News: Planned Giving Series Slated for 2011

By on October 26, 2010 in News with 0 Comments

Back to E-Newsletter (Fall 2010) By making the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy a beneficiary of your will or living trust you can help guarantee the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s financial strength to protect the Ojai Valley’s views, trails, water and wildlife forever. You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime and […]

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E-News: Thank You Rabobank!

By on October 26, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
E-News: Thank You Rabobank!

Back to E-Newsletter (Fall 2010)  Each quarter we highlight two OVLC business sponsors in hopes that you will get to know them better, and thank them for their support by doing business with them. This quarter our business profiles are… RABOBANK – The agricultural heritage of the Ojai Valley is important to its residents and businesses.  […]

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E-News: OVLC Welcomes Deborah Whorf and Nathan Wallace

By on August 26, 2010 in News, What's New with 0 Comments
E-News: OVLC Welcomes Deborah Whorf and Nathan Wallace

Back to E-Newsletter (Fall 2010) We’re excited to welcome Deborah Whorf and Nathan Wallace to our board of directors.  Deborah is a converted transplant from the east coast who has happily adapted and totally immersed herself in the Ojai community and culture.She came to Ojai in 1998 to assist with the completion of the Ojai Valley Inn’s […]

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Endangered Fish Are Rescued Each Year on Ventura River Preserve

By on July 29, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Endangered Fish Are Rescued Each Year on Ventura River Preserve

Several fish rescues have taken place on the Ventura River Preserve this summer.   Responsible agencies get together annually – and with the assistance of Rick Bisaccia OVLC’s Preserve Manager – they rescue Steelhead when the swim holes and other parts of the river dry out.  The decision to move fish to safe locations up or […]

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Brian Stark, OVLC’s Conservation Director Finishes Field Guide to Restoring Fish Habitats

By on July 29, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Brian Stark, OVLC’s Conservation Director Finishes Field Guide to Restoring Fish Habitats

This book, authored by our own witty Conservation Director Brian Stark, is practical, humorous, and welcome. This guide has been a long time coming in the Ojai Valley where the Giant Reed has all but consumed parts of San Antonio Creek. The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy has four major areas of focus and one of […]

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New OVLC Plant Babies

By on July 21, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
New OVLC Plant Babies

Here is a photo of our first successful transplants at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ojai Meadows Preserve nursery. These plants have spent the last 3-4 weeks in their rooting trays and have now graduated to soil! We are so proud of our little ones. We still need a few more volunteers for the nursery. […]

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E-News: Volunteers Help Cut New Trails On VRP

By on June 28, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
E-News: Volunteers Help Cut New Trails On VRP

Back to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010)   Special thanks to Doug & Leanne Campbell, Tom Esensten, Mimi  Gottlieb, Mike Gourley, Kay Martin and Rob Youngan additional 2.5 miles of trails for a connection to a new Ventura River Preserve trailhead. Currently the Riverview and Oso trailheads provide access to the northern and central areas of the preserve. […]

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E-News: New Growth on the Ojai Meadows Preserve

By on June 28, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
E-News: New Growth on the Ojai Meadows Preserve

By Brian Stark                                                                                                                     Back to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) Visitors to the Ojai Meadows Preserve may notice some new activity near the Highway 33 trailheads.  The OVLC is starting a new phase of restoration along the floodway chan that runs through the site to drain water from Maricopa Highway. The project involves planting an additional 500 trees and […]

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E-News: Closed Fourth of July – Ojai Meadows Preseve

By on June 28, 2010 in Press with 0 Comments

Back to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) For the protection of sensitive habitat and to help prevent fires the Ojai Meadows Preserve will once again be closed to the public between the hours of 6:30pm and 9:30pm on July 4th. OVLC staff, volunteers and professional security will be at all entrances and inside the preserve to watch […]

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E-News: OVLC Welcomes Back Roger Essick

By on June 28, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
E-News: OVLC Welcomes Back Roger Essick

Back to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Roger back as President Elect.  An Ojai resident and avocado and citrus farmer for 36 years, Roger has enjoyed raising his family of two grown children and four grandchildren in the Ojai Valley. He lives in the east end of Ojai on […]

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New Fabulous Restoration Staff – Tom Swetek

By on June 23, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
New Fabulous Restoration Staff – Tom Swetek

Go to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) The OVLC habitat restoration program team welcomes Tom Swetek. Tom is a long-time Ojai resident with great experience in restoration project installation and care. Over the last few years he has worked with both the CREW and Channel Islands Restoration on projects to remove non-native plants and re-plant native habitats.  […]

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Introducing OVLC’s 2010 Community Partner Artist Dianne Bennett

By on June 18, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Introducing OVLC’s 2010 Community Partner Artist Dianne Bennett

Through the Ventura Arts Alive program Dianne Bennett has received a grant to support her work. The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is one of her community partners for the year. Please see the video on youtube here  to learn more and to meet Dianne and her work. Additonal information about Dianne and her work can […]

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Become a Fan of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Facebook Page

By on June 16, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Become a Fan of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Facebook Page

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Welcome New Board Member Margot Griswold

By on June 10, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Welcome New Board Member Margot Griswold

Go to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) Senior Restoration Ecologist, NewFields Agricultural & Environmental Resources Margot is a resident of the Upper Ojai Valley since 2003. She has a background in farming from the Central Valley of California, and currently works as a plant ecologist specializing in native habitat restoration. She is past president for SERCAL (California […]

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OVLC Welcomes New Board Member Brian Holly

By on June 10, 2010 in News, What's New with 1 Comment
OVLC Welcomes New Board Member Brian Holly

Go to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) Conservation Biologist, BioResource Consultants, Inc. A third generation Ojai resident, Brian is a conservation biologist with BioResource Consultants, an environmental consulting firm based in Ojai.  Brian brings extensive experience in ecology, wildlife biology, ecosystem management, environmental policy and natural resource planning.  For over ten years, Brian has been working on […]

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Nopalito Native Plant Nursery Gets Involved

By on June 10, 2010 in News with 1 Comment
Nopalito Native Plant Nursery Gets Involved

With Allegra Roth’s help the Ojai Meadows Preserve nursery is being put into full tilt this summer.  Thanks to Napalito Native Plant Nursery of Ventura many of the plants for the meadow will be grown from cuttings.  Antonio at Nopalito Native Plant Nursery gave Allegra and Brian Stark a tutorial on native plant cuttings June […]

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Welcome to Allegra OVLC’s Summer Intern

By on June 8, 2010 in News with 0 Comments
Welcome to Allegra OVLC’s Summer Intern

Go to E-Newsletter (Summer 2010) Allegra Roth is joining the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy this summer to help manage the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s restoration greenhouse. Allegra Roth recently graduated from Cate School and is heading off to UC Davis in the fall where she will major in Environmental Policy and Analysis.  During her senior […]

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Sample OVLC Bequest Language -Tax ID#77-0169682

By on June 4, 2010 in News with 0 Comments

Sample Bequest Language  and Legal Description I give, devise, and bequeath to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy a non-profit corporation whose tax identification number is #77-0169682, the sum of $_____ (or a description of the specific asset, or percentage of my estate), for the benefit of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, located at PO Box 1092 […]

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Thacher Students Help Clear Trails

By on June 3, 2010 in News, What's New with 1 Comment
Thacher Students Help Clear Trails

An above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty moment for some busy students: Charlie Sun and Chase Smith of Thacher School joined Preserve manager Rick Bisaccia of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and faculty Julie and Bo Manson for a morning of trail clearing on May 15th at the Ilvento Preserve.   They hauled themselves out of bed at 8:00 am on their first morning […]

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EarthPlay and Howling at the Moon Success!

By on May 7, 2010 in News, What's New with 0 Comments
EarthPlay and Howling at the Moon Success!

The first annual EarthPlay event was held in cooperation with the Oak Grove School and both Ojai Rotary Clubs on April 24th, 2010. Hundreds of community members came out to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ojai Meadows Preserve to celebrate together!

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OVLC Mission Statement

By on May 7, 2010 in Around Our Valley with 0 Comments
OVLC Mission Statement

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is a community-based nonprofit organization working with partners to permanently protect the Ojai Valley for the benefit of current and future generations.

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