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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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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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Valley View PreserveAcknowledgement Sign

By on June 27, 2013 in Featured with 0 Comments
Valley View PreserveAcknowledgement Sign

Below is the image of valley view donor thank you sign, which is way too small to read with the human eye. Almost 500 households contributed to the Valley View acquisition as compared to the 135 households listed on the acknowledgement sign for the Ventura River Preserve in 2003.  PLEASE CLICK one or two times […]

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Watch a short Valley View Preserve film!

By on March 6, 2013 in Featured with 0 Comments

The Proposed Valley View Preserve in Ojai Clicking the link above will launch a lovely 3 min film about featuring the proposed Valley View Preserve in Ojai, CA.

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Google Earth Tour of Proposed Valley View Preserve

By on March 5, 2013 in Featured with 0 Comments

Support the acquisition of this preserve today!  Click Here To Give. Click here for a 2 page PDF about the project.

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