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Archive for March, 2014

Are Euc Idding Me? – On The Ojai Valley Meadows Preserve

Are Euc Idding Me? – On The Ojai Valley Meadows Preserve

There has been quite a bit of grumbling in the local media about the rampant “destruction” being wrought upon the Ojai Meadow Preserve by the OVLC.  It is not my goal to point out how wildly underinformed some our local neighbors are.  I shall instead take the high road and show you one of the […]

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Rice Creek Returns Home after 90 Years

By on March 14, 2014 in Featured, Press with 0 Comments

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 rough times over the last 90 years since it was cut off from its natural route and held captive in a man-made ditch. In the 1920’s, the stream was diverted to make room for an orange orchard. When the stream was moved, the hydrologic and ecological connections between the Creek and the Ventura River were severed. In total, ¾ of a mile of the former stream was left dry, most of it to be completely removed.

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Ojai Meadows Preserve Restoration Update

By on March 3, 2014 in News, Ojai Meadows Preserve, Press with 0 Comments
Ojai Meadows Preserve Restoration Update

When the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) purchased the property that would become the Ojai Meadows Preserve, it was done with the shared community goals of providing relief from localized flooding, reducing storm water pollution, providing a refuge for birds and wildlife, and creating a safe public space where people could enjoy nature close to […]

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