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Thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from the damage from the Thomas Fire on our trails. In the coming months trails will likely open and close depending on rain and changing trail conditions. Click here for current information and trail notifications »

Events

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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Movie Night at the Mob Shop

By on July 28, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
Movie Night at the Mob Shop

Friday, August 21, 2015

Doors Open at 7:00

Films Start at 8:00

The Mob Shop
110 W. Ojai Avenue
Ojai California 93023
www.themobshop.com

A fun movie night under the stars sponsored by Telluride Mountainfilm. Come out for a brew with Topa Topa and four great films. The Mob Shop and Salsa Cycles will be hosting a pre-reserved group ride on Friday before the event and a Bike Demo the next day. Please contact tim@themobshop.com for group ride and demo details.

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All About Ojai: Watershed Film Screening

By on June 26, 2015 in All About Ojai, Events, Featured, News with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Watershed Film Screening

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday, July 11, 2015 10 am – 12 pm OVLC Office 370 W. Baldwin Rd. Ojai Bldg. A4 Film Presentation and Panel Discussion WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for a New West On Saturday July 11 at 10 AM the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will be screening the film WATERSHED. Executive […]

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National Trails Day – Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks

By on May 16, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
National Trails Day – Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks

Celebrate National Trails Day with free guided nature hikes and walks Saturday June 6, 2015 In celebration of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy staff and docents will lead free guided nature hikes and walks on five of our Nature Preserves. The events will all begin at 8:30 AM […]

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All About Ojai: Urban Carnivores

By on May 7, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Urban Carnivores

Update 7/79/15: Thank you to Jenny Fitzgerald who gave a fantastic talk about mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains a few weeks ago for our All About Ojai series. For those of you that wanted more information on the Liberty Canyon puma crossing project, here is a short film about it: ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental […]

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Rocks, Roots & Weather

By on May 7, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 1 Comment
Rocks, Roots & Weather

Works by Patty Van Dyke Twenty percent of the sales from this show will go the OVLC with deep appreciation. Red Brick Gallery 315 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001 May 19 – July 28 Anne Lamott says there are really only three prayers – “Please, please, please,” “Thank you, “ and “Wow!” This series […]

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Independence Day – Ojai Meadows Preserve is Closed to the Public

By on April 28, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Independence Day – Ojai Meadows Preserve is Closed to the Public

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 (Independence Day) Ojai Meadows Preserve is closed to the public.

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All About Ojai: Dirt Time with the Channel Islands Tracking Team

By on April 21, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Dirt Time with the Channel Islands Tracking Team

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Dirt Time with the Channel Islands Tracking Team followed by slide show Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 12 AM Old Baldwin Road Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sun protection. Join us for a fun and informative morning out on the […]

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National Trails Day

By on May 4, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 There will be guided hikes at five our or preserves. Check back for details soon.

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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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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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Free Wildflower Walk at the Ojai Meadow Preserve

By on March 13, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
Free Wildflower Walk at the Ojai Meadow Preserve

Saturday, March 28 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) Ojai Meadows Preserve Join Ojai Valley Land Conservancy docent and California Naturalist Stuart Niebel as leads a walk on the Ojai Meadows Preserve teaching about all the brilliant wildflowers that are in bloom. Stuart received his California Naturalist certificate in mid-December through the Santa Barbara […]

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All About Ojai: History of Agriculture in Ventura County

By on March 11, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: History of Agriculture in Ventura County

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday, April 11, 2015  10 AM – 12 PM OVLC Office – 370 W. Baldwin Road – Bldg. A4 John Krist, Farm Bureau of Ventura County “Living Legacy” – The Story of Ventura County Agriculture   In this chapter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s All About Ojai Series, John Krist will be […]

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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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The Chaparral Ecosystem – Rick Halsey, The Chaparral Institute

By on February 25, 2015 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
The Chaparral Ecosystem – Rick Halsey, The Chaparral Institute

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series Richard W. Halsey, The Chaparral Institute: The Secrets of Ojai’s Remarkable Shrubland Wilderness Saturday, March 14, 2015 10 AM- 12 PM OVLC Office 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4  On Saturday, March 14, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a two-part presentation by Richard Halsey, chaparral ecologist, writer, […]

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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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Ventura River Clean-Up Event

By on February 7, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
Ventura River Clean-Up Event

Presidents Day Monday, February 16, 2015   9 AM – 1 PM The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy in partnership with Euterpe Farms will be hosting a Ventura River Preserve cleanup on President’s Day, Monday, February 16th, from 9 a.m. till 1p.m. The event will stage from the Farm to clean up a large amount of trash […]

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Chumash History in the Ojai Valley

By on January 21, 2015 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
Chumash History in the Ojai Valley

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series The Chumash in the Ojai Valley The History, Culture and Plant Knowledge of the Chumash People Part 1: Julie Tumamait Saturday, Feb. 7 2:00 PM OVLC Office 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4  Part 2: Lanny Kaufer Sunday, Feb. 8 9:30-1130 AM Riverview Trailhead Ventura River Preserve The Chumash […]

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Volunteers Needed for a Native Grass Planting

By on January 13, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
Volunteers Needed for a Native Grass Planting

Calling all volunteers! On the Saturday January 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., OVLC Restoration Program Manager Jill Taylor, and Nursery Manager Ron Singer, are having a native grass plug planting event at the Ojai Meadows Preserve as part of the ongoing restoration efforts. Volunteers are needed to help restore native grasses at the […]

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Cluff Vista Park Planting Day

By on January 13, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
Cluff Vista Park Planting Day

Saturday, January 24 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cluff Vista Park As part of an ongoing partnership with the City of Ojai and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, an opportunity is coming up for people to help spruce up Cluff Vista Park, a unique native plants park in downtown Ojai. We will be weeding, planting, […]

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The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places

By on November 25, 2014 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places

All About Ojai: The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places with Brian Stafford, MD, MPH Founder of Eco-Psyche-Artistry and Wilderness Is Medicine Friday, January 16 OVLC Office 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4 7:00 – 8:30 pm Participants should bring their imagination. Saturday, January 17 Riverview Trailhead at the Ventura River Preserve 9:00 – 11:00 am Participants should wear […]

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Winter Bird Walk

By on November 21, 2014 in Events with 0 Comments
Winter Bird Walk

Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30 am Ojai Meadows Preserve Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning December 6, at 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 […]

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All About Ojai: Introductory Wildlife Tracking

By on August 18, 2014 in Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Introductory Wildlife Tracking

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series INTRODUCTORY WILDLIFE TRACKING Basics of Animal Track & Sign Identification Saturday, October 4, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM Old Baldwin Road Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sun protection. Register Now » Join us for a fun and informative morning out on […]

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Native Plant Sale

By on September 22, 2014 in Events with 4 Comments
Native Plant Sale

October 11, 9 a.m. – 12 The plant sale will be at our Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery on Besant Road. Use Lomita entrance to the Ojai Meadows Preserve. Click Here for Directions »   Our Nursery Manager will be selling some of the OVLC’s best stock of natives from our own Ojai Meadows […]

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Visit Us On Ojai Day

By on September 23, 2014 in Events with 0 Comments
Visit Us On Ojai Day

Come visit us in the non-profit section on Ojai day! Our booth will be in Libbey Park under the shade of the oak trees. Ojai Day is on October 18th this year from 10 AM to 5 PM Ojai Day is a free community celebration featuring over 100 artisan vendors, a robust food court, five […]

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Annual Member Celebration

By on July 3, 2014 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Member Celebration

September 13, 2014  5-9 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 […]

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Film Screening “DAMNATION”

By on July 1, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Film Screening “DAMNATION”

A Fundraiser for the OVLC Saturday, August 16 Doors open at 7:30 PM – Film Starts at Dusk @ the Mob Shop Beer & Munchies provided by the OBC   The Mob Shop 110 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai California 93023 www.themobshop.com            This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in […]

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All About Ojai: GREEN FIRE: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

By on June 17, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: GREEN FIRE: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Saturday, July 19 10 AM At the Ojai Playhouse Register now On Saturday July 19 at 10:00 AM the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a screening of Green Fire, the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of […]

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Eyes on the Sky

By on June 13, 2014 in Events with 1 Comment
Eyes on the Sky

ALL ABOUT OJAI: ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING SERIES Film Screening and Drought Panel Discussion with Filmmaker Steve Nicolaides And Guests Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 10:00 AM Ojai Playhouse – Downtown Ojai Unless you are Rip Van Winkle or have had your head underground the past five years, you know there’s an ongoing drought in the Western United States. […]

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All About Ojai: History of Agriculture in Ventura County

By on May 14, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: History of Agriculture in Ventura County

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 10:00 AM OVLC Office – 370 W. Baldwin Road – Bldg. A4 John Krist, Farm Bureau of Ventura County “Living Legacy” – The Story of Ventura County Agriculture Register Now » In this chapter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s All About Ojai Series, John Krist will be presenting […]

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All About Ojai – Two Part Bird Series

By on May 7, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai – Two Part Bird Series

May 9, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Slide Show at OVLC Offices May 10, 2014, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Ojai Meadows Preserve Bird Walk Friday Evening Photo Array – Allen Bertke from the Audubon Society Saturday Morning Jesse Grantham & Allen Bertke Bird Walk REGISTER NOW On Friday evening May 9th, Allen Bertke, Ventura Audubon […]

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Wills Canyon Birding and Nature Hike

By on April 11, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Wills Canyon Birding and Nature Hike

Saturday, April 26, 2014 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 Saturday April 26th 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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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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