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Archive for June, 2010

E-News: Volunteers Help Cut New Trails On VRP

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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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