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Archive for December, 2013

Rice Creek Restoration Time Lapse

By on December 19, 2013 in News with 1 Comment

In October 2013, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, along with our team of engineers and contractors, freed Rice Creek from an artificially created diversion ditch and back into its historic native route. The project healed a severed hydrologic connection between Rice Creek and the Ventura River. The project re-wetted ¾ of a mile of historic […]

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ALL ABOUT OJAI – THE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM- 10 AM Jan. 11

By on December 18, 2013 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

THE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM: OUR DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is opening its 2014 All About Ojai environmental learning series with an exploration of the human ecosystem by Dr. Lori Pye, PhD.  The presentation will take place at 10 am Saturday January 11, 2014  at the OVLC offices, 370 Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4. […]

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BIRDWALK & NATURE HIKE 8:30 AM, January 11

By on December 18, 2013 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

Bird walk and nature hike Saturday January 11, 2014 8:30 AM   There is no better way to start 2014 than to get out and reconnect with nature.   The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a bird walk and nature hike at the Ventura River Preserve on Saturday January 11h at 8:30 AM. The […]

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Press Release: Rice Creek Flows Free

By on December 16, 2013 in News, Press with 0 Comments
Press Release: Rice Creek Flows Free

This winter, Rice Creek will flow along its native route for the first time in roughly 85 years. The seasonal tributary of the Ventura River is located on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve. Back in the 1920’s, the stream was diverted from its native route to make room for a 60-acre orange grove. […]

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Rice Creek Reroute in Ojai

Rice Creek Reroute in Ojai

Some of you may have noticed the changes afoot in and around the orange grove down at the Ventura River Preserve.  I’ve got the inside scoop from Restoration Stud Brian Stark: 1.  What were the origins of this project?  The idea really started with previous staff members like Stevie Adams, Rich Handley, and Executive Director […]

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Rice Creek Returns Home After 90 Years

By on December 6, 2013 in News, Press with 0 Comments
Rice Creek Returns Home After 90 Years

Rice Creek is a seasonal tributary of the Ventura River that drains the hillsides above the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s majestic Ventura River Preserve. Hikers in Rice Canyon can see the modest creek, and know that it supports a variety of native plants and wildlife. However, the lower sections of the small Creek have seen […]

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