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Guided Nature Hike and Restoration Tour

By on November 10, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events
Removal Old Orange Grove in Progress

Removal Old Orange Grove in Progress

Guided Restoration Tour & Nature Hike
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.

The hike will begin at the Oso Trailhead of the Ventura River Preserve and then move to Rice Creek where OVLC has recently removed an old orange grove in a continuing restoration project aimed at returning the area to native habitat.

After leaving Rice Creek we travel up Wills Canyon where hikers will be looking for both resident and migrating birds and learning about the plants and other wildlife that make the Ojai Valley so special.

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. Wills Canyon hike

Meet at 8:00 AM at the Oso Trailhead on Meyer Road. OVLC will have binoculars available but bring your own if you have them. This is a three hour easy to moderate hike on uneven ground so wear sturdy shoes and bring water, snacks, and sun protection. Reservations are not required but are appreciated. For more information or to sign up contact Marti Reid at 805-649-6852 ext.2 or


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