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Our volunteers have been busy!

By on February 3, 2017 in News, Volunteers

Ojai Valley Land Conservancy volunteers have been busy! Here are a few of the projects they have been working on recently.

Planting Valley Oaks
Sixteen, 10-foot-tall valley oaks, donated by the late Sandi Ruch last summer, were watered through the hot months by OVLC volunteers. As the trees went dormant, the rotted crates were removed and the roots balled up for moving to the Ojai Meadows Preserve, where they were planted by the same volunteer planting crew, which included Jim Kirchner, Rob Young and Jim Day.

Volunteers Rob Young (left) and Jim Kirchner (right) unload one of the trees for planting on the OMP.

The two Jims, Kirchner (left) and Day (right) slot one of sixteen valley oaks into a restoration area on the Ojai Meadows Preserve.

Krotona’s Guru assists OVLC volunteers, Stuart Niebel and Jesse Grantham, in planting Krotona’s new California native plant garden.

Community Plantings

Ojai Valley Land Conservancy volunteers designed and planted a native plant garden at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. The plants selected will provide shelter, berries, seeds and/or nectar for native birds. Manzanita Nursery in Solvang generously donated a number of plants for the garden.

Rehabing Cluff Vista Park

In another partnership effort with the City of Ojai, OVLC recently replaced all the cracked bench slats at Cluff Vista Park.Public Works employees moved stored rocks from OVLC lands to a planting bed in preparation for an OVLC volunteer planting of native plants, including a monarch butterfly way station.

Please consider joining us at our next volunteer event. Sign up here to complete a volunteer application and receive notification of volunteer events!

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