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Events

All About Ojai – Tales of the Condor

By on January 22, 2018 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
All About Ojai – Tales of the Condor

Tales of the Condor
Presented by Debbi Parisi and Jill Forman
February 10 at 10 am, OVLC office

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Julie Tumamait-Chumash History, Culture and Plant Knowledge

By on December 4, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
Julie Tumamait-Chumash History, Culture and Plant Knowledge

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 AM
OVLC Office
370 W. Baldwin Road Bldg. A4

All About Ojai: Julie Tumamait
The History, Culture and Plant Knowledge of the Chumash People

The Chumash were Ojai’s first inhabitants, living here for thousands of years before European explorers arrived. The livelihood of the Chumash people was based upon their subsistence upon the available natural resources – plants, animals, and fish, and their sustainable ways of utilizing these resources. They found use for almost every type of plant and animal available – for food, clothing, medicine and tools. Their environment inspired their art, their beliefs, their stories, ceremonies and songs.

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A very special native plant Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

By on December 4, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
A very special native plant Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

All About Ojai:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
9:30 AM -12 PM
Native Plant Guide Lanny Kaufer
Herb Walk at the Ventura River Preserve
Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer has been leading “Herb Walks” in Ojai and the surrounding area for over 40 years.  Lanny has been a strong supporter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) for many years.  Once a year he generously offers to lead a hike as part of our All About Ojai environmental learning series.  This year he will lead a Native Plant walk on the Ventura River Preserve as a follow up to Julie Tumamait’s Chumash talk the day before.

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Yoga and Wine with Peak Power Yoga

By on January 9, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
Yoga and Wine with Peak Power Yoga

WHAT:  A yoga and wine fundraising effort with all proceeds going to Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

WHEN:Friday, January 26, 5-7 pm at Topa Mountain Winery
Topa Mountain Winery has kindly offered 10% on all glasses and bottles plus $12 tastings (regularly $15)

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Free Guided Bird & Nature Walk

By on January 10, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
Free Guided Bird & Nature Walk

Free Guided Bird & Nature Walk
Ojai Meadows Preserve
John Pavelko & Art Vander
Saturday, January 27, 2018   8:30-10:30 AM

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Ojai Valley Brewery Anniversary Party and Fundraiser

By on January 17, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
Ojai Valley Brewery Anniversary Party and Fundraiser

Join us at Azu for music, food and good vibes to celebrate their 1 year anniversary of the Ojai Valley Brewery. 4 PM to close. No cover charge, $5 pints and 20% of proceeds go to the Ojai Land Conservancy to help rebuild the trails that were destroyed in the Thomas fire. Wild Stallions DJing.

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Fire Ecology Presentation with George Wuerthner

By on January 10, 2018 in Around Our Valley, Events with 3 Comments
Fire Ecology Presentation with George Wuerthner

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

6:00 pm

The Krotona Institute Auditorium

George Wuerthner is an ecologist and has been studying fire ecology for decades. He is also a writer who has published 38 books including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy and Yellowstone and the Fires of Change.

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California Naturalist Certification

By on December 11, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Certification

California Naturalist Certification Course: April 13 – May 12, 2018

If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science, and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of Ventura County.

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Jes MaHarry Trunk Show

By on November 17, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Jes MaHarry Trunk Show

Jes MaHarry Trunk Show – OVLC benefit
Saturday, December 2, 11 am – 5 pm
Jes MaHarry Flagship Store, Downtown Ojai

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Winter Migration Bird Walk

Winter Migration Bird Walk

Winter Migration Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham
December 2, 8:30 – 10:30 am
Ojai Meadows Presreve

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California Naturalist Certification

By on November 15, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Certification

California Naturalist Program Open House
December 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
OVLC Office 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4

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Charged – The Eduardo Garcia Story

By on October 23, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Charged – The Eduardo Garcia Story

Charged – The Eduardo Garcia Story
Film followed by panel discussion
November 5, 4 – 6:30 pm, Ojai Art Center

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Tales on Trails

By on October 23, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Tales on Trails

Tales on Trails presented by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
November 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
REI Oxnard

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Caravan To WonderGrass – Featuring Elephant Revival

By on October 19, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Caravan To WonderGrass – Featuring Elephant Revival

Coming to Ojai, California  Nov 17 – 19, 2017! Bring the whole family to experience local music, art, and community. The Ojai Valley sets the stage for musical performances from Elephant Revival, as well as Radio Skies (unplugged), Grant Farm, The Chillz, Wally Ingram, Danny McGaw, Scotty Stoughton and other special guests. In the spirit of sustainability […]

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California Native Plants

By on October 3, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
California Native Plants

Planting Native Plants in a Challenging Climate: What, Why and How of California Native Plants
Saturday, October 28, 10 to 11:30 am, OVLC office

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale
November 4, 9 am – 12 pm
Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery

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OVLC’s 30th Birthday Celebration!

By on September 15, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
OVLC’s 30th Birthday Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating 30 years of local conservation with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

Saturday, October 14

5:30 – 9 pm

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Mountainfilm on Tour 2017

By on July 6, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Under the stars at Ojai Valley School
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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Town Talks- Wildlife in our Backyard- The Urban Carnivore Project

By on September 13, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Town Talks- Wildlife in our Backyard- The Urban Carnivore Project

Town Talk: Wildlife in the Valley
Sunday, September 24
4:30-6pm
$5 admission, current Ojai Museum members free
Location: Ojai Valley Museum

Join Jenny Fitzgerald at the Ojai Valley Museum for a fascinating exploration of the increasing challenges faced by mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes due to urbanization.

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International Ocean Film Tour!

By on July 18, 2017 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
International Ocean Film Tour!

International Ocean Film Tour
Saturday, August 26
Chasing Coral: 3 pm Ojai Arts Center
Series of 7 short films: 7 pm MOB SHOP

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Protecting the Ojai: Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Celebrating 30 Years

By on June 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Protecting the Ojai: Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Celebrating 30 Years

Protecting The Ojai

An Ojai Valley Museum exhibit exploring the history of the OVLC

July 8 – September 24

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Rattlesnake Avoidance

By on June 14, 2017 in Events with 6 Comments
Rattlesnake Avoidance

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs Clinic
2017 Event is over

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Backwoods Bazaar

By on June 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Backwoods Bazaar

Come say hello to the OVLC at the Backwoods Bazaar!

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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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