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Rattlesnake Avoidance

By on June 14, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Rattlesnake Avoidance

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs Clinic
July 29, 8 – 5 pm
Reservations required

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Love Thy Nature

By on June 13, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
Love Thy Nature

Love Thy Nature film and panel discussion
July 14, 7:00 pm
OVLC office

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Ojai Meadows Restoration Tour

By on May 17, 2017 in Events, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
Ojai Meadows Restoration Tour

Ojai Meadows Restoration Tour
Ojai Meadows Preserve
Saturday, June 3 at 9 am

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MEMORIAL DAY NATURE HIKE

MEMORIAL DAY NATURE HIKE

Memorial Day Nature Hike
Led by Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer
Monday, May 29 9 am – 3 pm

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Change in a Land of Extremes

By on May 10, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Change in a Land of Extremes

Change in a Land of Extremes
What we know (and don’t know) about California’s climate future
May 20, 20 3 – 5 pm

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SPRING BIRD WALK WITH JESSE GRANTHAM

By on April 21, 2017 in Events, Featured, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
SPRING BIRD WALK WITH JESSE GRANTHAM

Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham

Ojai Meadows Preserve
May 13, 8:30 – 10:30 am

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Family Wildflower Walk

By on March 15, 2017 in Events, News, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
Family Wildflower Walk

Family Wildflower Walk Led by Bettyanne Sessing
April 15, 11 am
Ojai Meadows Preserve

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Spring Native Plant Sale

Spring Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale
April 22, 9 am – 12 pm
Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery

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The Chaparral Ecosystem

By on March 17, 2017 in Events, Ventura River Preserve with 0 Comments
The Chaparral Ecosystem

The Chaparral Ecosystem: The Secrets of Ojai’s Remarkable Shrubland Wilderness
Talk and field trip led by Richard W. Halsey
April 30, 10 am – 1 pm

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Hike & Picnic with Rick Bisaccia

By on March 20, 2017 in Events, News, Notes from Rick with 0 Comments
Hike & Picnic with Rick Bisaccia

Annual Stewardship Director Hike & Picnic
Led by Rick Bisaccia
May 6, 8 am – 1 pm
Location yet to be announced!

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Free Guided Hike with Perry Van Houten

By on January 23, 2017 in Events, Valley View Preserve with 0 Comments
Free Guided Hike with Perry Van Houten

Free Guided Hike with Perry Van Houten
New Time: Saturday March 18
8:30 – 10:30 am
Valley View Preserve

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Wildlife Tracking Class

By on February 6, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Wildlife Tracking Class

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series
Wildlife Tracking Class
Saturday February 25, 8:30 am
Old Baldwin Road Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve

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Free Wildflower Walk

By on February 9, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Free Wildflower Walk

Wildflower walk led by Stuart Niebel
Saturday, March 4 at 12 pm
Ojai Meadows Preserve

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Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

By on February 9, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project
Talk by Paul Jenkin
March 11, 10 am – 12 pm
OVLC Office

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Bird and Nature Walk

By on December 6, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Bird and Nature Walk

Free bird and nature hike with John Pavelko
Saturday January 28, 2017
8 – 10 am
Oso Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve

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Detection Dogs

By on January 13, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Detection Dogs

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series
Saturday February 4, 2017
10 am – 12 pm
OVLC Offices 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4

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California Naturalist Certification

By on December 6, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Certification

California Naturalist training program
March 31 – May 6, 2017
This course is a combination of classroom work and field training.

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Luminous Landscapes: An OVLC Benefit

By on January 20, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Luminous Landscapes: An OVLC Benefit

Luminous Landscapes: An OVLC Benefit
15% of sales at reception will be donated to the OVLC
Reception: Wednesday, February 15 from 5:30 – 7 pm

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Wildlife Camera Tracking Workshop

By on November 18, 2016 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
Wildlife Camera Tracking Workshop

Join Ventura wildlife biologist David Lee for a introductory workshop on using trail cameras (January 14, 2017). Topics will include how to select the right camera, camera operation and settings, where to place your camera for best results, viewing results, and how to share findings with local wildlife biologists.

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Grand Hotel – The Musical

By on October 6, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Grand Hotel – The Musical

The Ojai Performing Arts theater presents Grand Hotel – The Musical. The six performances will benefit the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. **Gala Opening Night** Friday November 25, 8:00 PM Saturday, November 26 at 8:00PM Sunday, November 27 at 2:00PM Friday, December 2 at 8:00PM Saturday, December 3 at 8:00PM Sunday, December 4 at 2:00PM **The Gala […]

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Rock the Glass

By on November 14, 2016 in Events, News with 2 Comments
Rock the Glass

Rock the Glass Party for the OVLC Tuesday, November 29 5:30 – 7:30 pm Porch Gallery 310 E. Matilija Ave A Rocks (or Old Fashioned) Glass featuring photographer Heather Stobo’s digitally rendered photograph of an Ojai Oak Tree shot at the Ojai Meadows Preserve. The glasses come paired with a recipe courtesy of Sam, the […]

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Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham

Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham

Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning December 3, at 8:30 am. This is winter migration time so you will learn about bird species who make their home here in the winter and those who just stop by for a rest on their way somewhere else.

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CALIFORNIA NATURALIST OPEN HOUSE

By on November 10, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
CALIFORNIA NATURALIST OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, December 3,  2:00-3:00pm OVLC  Office 370 w. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4 The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is hosting an Open House featuring the California Naturalist Certification Program that will be offered in Spring 2017. The Open House will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the OVLC Offices, 370 W. Baldwin Road- […]

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The Chumash in the Ojai Valley

By on September 7, 2016 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
The Chumash in the Ojai Valley

Join us for a fascinating exploration of Chumash life though artifacts, art and stories presented by Julie Tumamait at 10 am Saturday November 12.

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Drought Tolerant Native Plant Walk in Honor of Tomas Bostrom

By on October 26, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Drought Tolerant Native Plant Walk in Honor of Tomas Bostrom

Drought tolerant native plant walk in honor of renowned Ojai landscape architect Tomas Bostrom: Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Cluff Vista Park in downtown Ojai. All proceeds will go toward any outstanding medical or memorial expenses.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale

October 22, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm: 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.

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Mountainfilm on Tour 2016

By on July 12, 2016 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour 2016

A Fundraiser for the OVLC
Friday, September 23, 2016
Gates open at 5:00 pm – Films start at 7:15 pm
At Ojai Valley School (Lower Campus) front Sports Field

Tickets: $18 current OVLC members – $22 non-members – $25 at the door – $10 children under 12
2 free tickets with a new membership of $35 or above – see below for details!
Online ticket sales end Friday, September 23th at 11 a.m.

Get ready for a night of fun and food, friends and family, adventure inspired shorts, Telluride Mountainfilm style. On September 23, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is teaming up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films and the experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Ojai.

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Annual Member Celebration 2016

By on September 7, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Member Celebration 2016

Saturday, October 8
5-9 pm
At the Ventura River Steelhead Preserve
(Not yet open to the public!) 

MUSIC – FOOD – NO HOST BAR – FUN!
Q-Time BBQ will be serving a delicious meal of BBQ chicken, mixed green salad, beans and bread. There will be vegetable lasagna as a vegetarian option as well.

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Movie Night and More at The Mob Shop!

By on July 19, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Movie Night and More at The Mob Shop!

Join us on Friday August 19th at The Mob Shop, for a fun night of movies under the stars. The party starts at 6:30 pm – with Topa Topa Brewing and The Ojai Vineyard pouring local beer and wine.

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The Buzz About Bees

By on June 8, 2016 in Events, Featured, News with 0 Comments
The Buzz About Bees

Please join us on July 30th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an informative lecture by Dr. Ruben Alarcon: The Buzz About Bees – Conserving and Protecting Our Pollinators

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Celebrate National Trails Day

Celebrate National Trails Day

In celebration of National Trails Day®, OVLC is hosting free guided hikes and nature walks on three of our preserves this Saturday, June 4.

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Marilyn C. Noad Benefit Exhibition

By on April 13, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Marilyn C. Noad Benefit Exhibition

Please visit the Porch Gallery in Ojai between June 9 – July 3, 2016 to view Marilyn C. Noad’s current exhibition – Lunaria. Proceeds from the show and her poetry book will be donated to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Ojai Legal Defense Fund.

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Annual Stewardship Director Hike and Picnic

By on March 31, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Stewardship Director Hike and Picnic

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, OVLC Stewardship Director Rick Bisaccia will lead a limited group of hikers on a very special springtime hike.

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Free Guided Bird Walk

By on April 12, 2016 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Free Guided Bird Walk

Join bird expert Jesse Grantham for a very special birding tour on May 7th, 2016 from 8:30-10 a.m. Meet at the Ojai Meadows Preserve

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Wildlife In Our Backyard

By on March 29, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Wildlife In Our Backyard

Please join us for an informative presentation about wildlife in our backyard, presented by wildlife biologist David Lee on Thursday May 5, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

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Annual OVLC Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

By on March 29, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Annual OVLC Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

Join us on Monday April 25, 2016 for a native plant hike led by Lanny Kaufer

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Annual Native Plant Sale

By on March 28, 2016 in Events, News, Notes from the Nursery Manager with 2 Comments
Annual Native Plant Sale

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. April 23, 2016 9 a.m – 12 p.m. The plant sale will be at our Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery on Besant Road. Use Lomita entrance to the Ojai Meadows […]

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EARTH DAY

By on March 24, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
EARTH DAY

Earth Day Celebration
April 23, 2016 11 – 4 p.m.
Oak Grove School

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Wildlife Tracking Class

By on February 23, 2016 in Events, Ventura River Preserve with 0 Comments
Wildlife Tracking Class

Wildlife Tracking Class
Basics and Beyond of Animal Track & Sign Identification
Saturday March 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Oso Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve
Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sun protection

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Ojai Meadows Preserve Bird Walk and Film

By on January 27, 2016 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Ojai Meadows Preserve Bird Walk and Film

Saturday March 26, 2016 at 8:30 am
Ojai Meadows Preserve
With John Pavelko

Join OVLC docent and Audubon member John Pavelko for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve. This free event is being held in partnership with the Ventura Audubon Society. Prior to the event representatives of both organizations will be introduced and a short history of the OVLC and Meadow will be presented.

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Urban and Wildland Forests: Tree Pests and Diseases Workshop

By on January 28, 2016 in Around Our Valley, Events, News with 0 Comments
Urban and Wildland Forests: Tree Pests and Diseases Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 18, 9:00-5:00 Huntington Library in San Marino The University of California and The Huntington invite you to the Urban and Wildland Forests: Tree Pests and Disease Workshop. This workshop will provide tree care professionals, land managers, and other stakeholders whose work involves urban and wildland trees current information on common and non-native insect pests […]

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Guided Nature Hike

By on January 27, 2016 in Around Our Valley, Events with 1 Comment
Guided Nature Hike

Guided Nature Hike
Saturday February 20th, 2016.
Time and Location: 9 a.m. at Luci’s Trailhead

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) and Aqua-Flo are hosting a guided hike on Saturday February 20th, 2016.

Each year the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy hosts thousands of nature enthusiasts including hikers, equestrians, school children and community groups on its preserves. Whether a visitor, newcomer or longtime resident this is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the day with other nature lovers.

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California Naturalist Certification

By on December 17, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Certification

The course will begin with orientation on Friday March 4th, 2016, followed by a field trip on Saturday March 5th. It will continue on subsequent Fridays and Saturdays.

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is excited to announce that in partnership with University of California Cooperative Extension we will be offering the California Naturalist Certification Training this Spring.

The California Naturalist training is an innovative program developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. The California Naturalist program provides an overview of California’s diverse ecology, as well as a more in-depth study of the ecology of the Ventura River Watershed.

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All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

By on December 17, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

ALL ABOUT OJAI
Co-Hosted with Ventura Wild

FILM PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Friday January 29, 2016
6PM

Matilija Auditorium

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD
Growing Outdoors in the Media Age

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Guided Nature Hike and Restoration Tour

By on November 10, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Guided Nature Hike and Restoration Tour

Saturday November 21, 2015
8:00 – 11:00 AM

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is hosting a guided hike at the Ventura River Preserve on Saturday November 21, at 8:00 AM. The hike will focus on current OVLC restoration projects and the birds and plants that call the preserve home. Led by OVLC docent and Certified California Naturalist John Pavelko with special guest guide Art Vander, resident plant expert.

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Winter Migration Bird Walk

By on November 10, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Winter Migration Bird Walk

Saturday December 12, 2015
Ojai Meadows Preserve
With Jesse Grantham

Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning December 12at 8:30 AM. This is winter migration time so you will have a chance to learn about bird species who make their home here in the winter and those who just stop by for a rest on their way somewhere else.

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All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

By on November 10, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

ALL ABOUT OJAI
Co-Hosted with Ventura Wild

FILM PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Friday January 29, 2016
6PM

Matilija Auditorium

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD
Growing Outdoors in the Media Age

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2015 Fall Native Plant Sale

By on September 30, 2015 in Events with 3 Comments
2015 Fall Native Plant Sale

Oct 17, 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.

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Annual Member Celebration – 2015

By on August 25, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Member Celebration – 2015

Save the Date!

Saturday, October 3

4-8 pm

At the Ventura River Steelhead Preserve
(Not yet open to the public!) Click here for Directions

Members Only
Want to bring a friend? Have them join or renew today! If you are unsure if your membership is current, feel free to email tania@ovlc.org or call (805) 649-6852 and we will be happy to check for you.

Details to come soon! Watch your mailbox for our invite.

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Mountainfilm on Tour – OVLC

By on July 27, 2015 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour – OVLC

A Fundraiser for the OVLC

Friday, September 25, 2015

Gates open at 5:00 pm – Film starts at 6:45 pm
At Ojai Valley School front Sports Field

Get ready for a night of fun and food, friends and family, adventure inspired shorts and an amazing feature film, Telluride Mountainfilm style. On September 25, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is teaming up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films and the experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Ojai.

Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and stake out your spot on the lawn. There will be live music, food trucks, and a beer garden provided by Topa Topa Brewing Company.

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