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Bird Walk Checklist

Bird Walk Checklist

We had a fabulous bird walk at the Ojai Meadows Preserve this past Saturday with Jesse Grantham. Here is the list of the birds we saw, as a few photographs of the highlights thanks to Mike! 35 species total 5 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove 10 Mourning Dove 1 Greater Roadrunner 3 […]

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All About Ojai: Guided Bird Walk on the Ojai Meadows Preserve

By on April 21, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Guided Bird Walk on the Ojai Meadows Preserve

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning May 2, at 8:30 AM. Jesse Grantham is a renowned bird expert. He is the retired coordinator for the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Condor Recovery program. This is an easy walk on uneven […]

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Ventura River Preserve – Free Guided Nature Hike and Bird Walk

By on April 21, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Ventura River Preserve – Free Guided Nature Hike and Bird Walk

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ventura River Preserve: Wills-Rice Canyon Loop The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a bird and nature hike at the Ventura River Preserve on Sunday May 3rd at 8:30 AM. The hike will follow the Wills-Rice Loop trail and will be led by Peter Larramendy. You […]

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OVLC Restoration Volunteer Highlights

OVLC Restoration Volunteer Highlights

The OVLC has been fortunate to have a number of locals volunteering at our preserves. A regular volunteer group at both the Ojai Meadows Preserve and the Ventura River Steelhead Preserve is Once Upon a Watershed. Once Upon a Watershed is an outdoor education program that provides hands-on watershed education, restoration, and stewardship to 4th, […]

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Cleaning up the Ventura River

Cleaning up the Ventura River

Pulling old dolls, smashed bicycles and discarded tires out of the river isn’t what everyone wants to do on their holiday, but for some 50 volunteers on Presidents’ Day, that’s exactly what they did; and the river was better off for it. Ojai people of all ages came together with trashcans and buckets and collected […]

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Spring Native Plant Sale

By on March 13, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Spring Native Plant Sale

APRIL 18, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. Nursery Manager Ron Singer will be selling some of the OVLC’s best stock of natives from our own Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery. The plant sale will be at our Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery on Besant Road. Use Lomita entrance to the Ojai Meadows Preserve. […]

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Earth Day at Oak Grove School

By on March 13, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Earth Day at Oak Grove School

Earth Day 2015 It’s Our Turn to Lead Ojai’s Official Earth Day Event Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00AM – 4:00PM Oak Grove School 220 West Lomita • Ojai, California In celebration of sustainable living, global awareness, and the joy of nature, four Ojai-based organizations team up to host this once-a-year free community event – Food […]

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Ojai Valley Grange Revival Celebration

By on March 13, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Ojai Valley Grange Revival Celebration

Saturday, March 21 – 5:30 PM Ojai Grange Hall 381 Cruzero Ojai, CA 93023 Join the OVLC at the Ojai Grange Revival Celebration. We will have a table there along with other Ojai non-profits. Guest speakers Severine Fleming and Harvey Smith begin at 5:30. Scratch Food Truck will provide food and the contra dance begins at […]

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Jane Shanahan at Ojai Community Bank

By on January 31, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Jane Shanahan at Ojai Community Bank

Ojai Artist in the Lobby at Ojai Community Bank – Jane Shanahan February 9th – March 27th Artist’s Reception Wednesday, March 18 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A portion of all proceeds from this show will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.   Jane was born in Manhattan Beach, California. While watching her mother paint […]

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Native American Heritage Commission Meeting Notice

By on November 26, 2014 in Around Our Valley with 0 Comments

The Native American Heritage Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday December 1, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg A4 Ojai CA.

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2014 Annual Member Celebration Success!

By on September 19, 2014 in Around Our Valley, News, Press with 0 Comments
2014 Annual Member Celebration Success!

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Annual Member Celebration at the Ventura River Steelhead Preserve was a great success! Over 250 members were in attendance. A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who worked so hard helping us the day of the event, to all the businesses who donated our fantastic raffle items, Blue Suede […]

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EarthPlay 2014 – Wishes for Our Watershed

By on April 10, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
EarthPlay 2014 – Wishes for Our Watershed

April 19, 2014 Oak Grove School 220 West Lomita Ojai, California Ojai’s Official Earth Day Event In celebration of sustainable living, global awareness, and the joy of nature Food for Thought, Oak Grove School, Ojai Valley Green Coalition, Ojai Land Conservancy, and Once Upon a Watershed are teaming up again to host this once-a-year community […]

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Riverview Trailhead Scheduled to Close

By on April 8, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Featured, News, Press with 0 Comments
Riverview Trailhead Scheduled to Close

At the end of September, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s 10 year easement that allows us to maintain the Ventura River Preserve’s Riverview Trailhead will expire. Many people probably don’t realize that the Riverview Trailhead on Rice Road does not sit on Ojai Valley Land Conservancy property. This land and about forty acres immediately below […]

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Western Tracking Institute to offer Full-Day Track and Sign Class on March 15

By on February 27, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Western Tracking Institute to offer Full-Day Track and Sign Class on March 15

Please join the Channel Islands Tracking Team for a full-day track and sign class on Saturday, March 15th at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve.  The class will be taught by Barry Martin of the Western Tracking Institute.  We will meet at the Old Baldwin Road trailhead at 8:30 am (directions below) and spend most of […]

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MARCH 8-ALL ABOUT OJAI- GEOLOGY OF THE OJAI VALLEY- UCSB Professor Ed Keller

By on February 4, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 3 Comments

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday March 8, 2014  10 AM to 12PM Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Avenue UCSB Geology Professor Ed Keller Geology of the Ojai Valley And the river that runs through it Register Here The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting Professor Edward Keller for a presentation on the Geology of […]

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THIS EVENT IS FULL-NO ROOM AT THE TALK OR HIKE-All About Ojai- 2 Day Program: Saturday, Feb 8:Jan Timbrook- Chumash Ethnobotany Sunday February 9- Lanny Kaufer Native Plant Walk at Valley View Preserve

By on January 6, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 4 Comments

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series CHUMASH ETHNOBOTANY Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California   Part I SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8th 10 AM- 12 PM JAN TIMBROOK OVLC Offices 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4   Part 2 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 9 AM-11 AM LANNY KAUFER VALLEY VIEW PRESERVE           […]

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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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Fox Canyon Palm Project Improves Stream Habitats in Ojai

By on September 18, 2013 in Around Our Valley, News with 0 Comments

Local Partnership Improves Stream Habitats in Ojai Usually, the sound of a chain saw coming from a local creek is cause for worry. Recently, however, this sound has been associated with habitat improvements for fish and wildlife. A partnership between the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, the California Conservation Corps, and the Concerned Resource and Environmental […]

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Updated Ojai Meadows Preserve Bird Checklist

By on April 26, 2013 in Around Our Valley, News with 2 Comments
Updated Ojai Meadows Preserve Bird Checklist

Now when you go to the Ojai Meadows Preserve with your binoculars and field guide you will have a better understanding of the birds that you see. We welcome feedback on this checklist and will periodically update the list based on survey information. This particular draft was updated. Notice the small date on the front […]

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Native Plant Sale 9 AM to 12 PM Saturday October 5, 2013

By on April 15, 2013 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

Native Plant Sale   The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will be opening the  nursery on the Ojai Meadows Preserve for its twice yearly native plant sale.  The sale will take place at the OVLC nursery Saturday October 5 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The nursery is located on Besant Road on the left at the first curve in the […]

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Ventura River Preserve Updated Map (July 2012)

By on July 17, 2012 in Around Our Valley with 3 Comments
Ventura River Preserve Updated Map (July 2012)

 Updated Ventura River Preserve Trail Map – (July 2012)  

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Patronize OVLC Business Sponsors

By on March 1, 2012 in Around Our Valley with 0 Comments
Patronize OVLC Business Sponsors

Please thank the sponsors below for helping the Ojai Valley stay beautiful and healthy by patronizing their places of business when possible. If you would like information on becoming a business sponsor click 2013 OVLC Business Sponsorships Levels. You can become a member online today. For questions or to become a member over the phone call Darcy Gamble […]

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www.venturawatershed.org

By on January 16, 2012 in Around Our Valley with 0 Comments

www.venturawatershed.org   For everything related to the Ventura River watershed please go to the website above or contact Lorraine Walter at lorraine@ovlc.org .  You may also call OVLC at 805 649 6852 to ask for Lorraine or select the extension of the Ventura River Watershed Coordinator.

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2011 Guide to Land Protection (brochure)

By on February 8, 2011 in Around Our Valley with 2 Comments
2011 Guide to Land Protection (brochure)

2011 Guide to Land Protection– January 2011 In-depth Guide to Land Protection white paper – March 2011

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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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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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