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Tag: 2022

STEWARDSHIP / NOVEMBER 2022 

By on November 26, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
STEWARDSHIP / NOVEMBER 2022 

Well-versed volunteers have been invaluable at Valley View Preserve over the past few months. A substantial amount of work has been underway on the network of trails at the preserve, and all of this incredible work has been made possible thanks to our Volunteer Crew Leaders. Earlier this year, Volunteer Crew Leaders led our trail reroutes on Luci’s Trail, and are spearheading projects on Foothill Trail. 

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2022 FISCAL YEAR ANNUAL REPORT

By on November 22, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
2022 FISCAL YEAR ANNUAL REPORT

Fiscal year 2022 (July 2021-June 2022) proved to be an eventful year for OVLC that can best be summarized as building our resilience at an organizational and community level. Thanks to our generous supporters, OVLC has been able to grow our programs and conservation aspirations for the Ojai Valley. The fading of the Covid pandemic has provided opportunities to start getting together again. We see the few events of last year as being prologue to a much more active schedule moving ahead.

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NURSERY UPGRADES

By on November 21, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
NURSERY UPGRADES

OVLC is expanding and upgrading its Native Plant Nursery at the Ojai Meadows Preserve. Built in 2007 to support restoration efforts at the Ojai Meadows Preserve, the nursery was originally intended to be temporary. However, over the past 15 years the number of OVLC restoration projects and community plant sales have increased. The need for native plants as a means to restore our local ecosystems in the face of climate change is greater now than ever before.

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All About Ojai: Rick Ridgeway, Life Lived Wild

By on September 21, 2022 in All About Ojai, Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Rick Ridgeway, Life Lived Wild

Join us Friday, October 14 from 5—9 pm at the historic Ventura River Steelhead Preserve for an evening with legendary mountaineer and author, Rick Ridgeway, as he discusses the adventures from his latest book Life Lived Wild.

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National Trails Day® 2022

By on July 14, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
National Trails Day® 2022

National Trails Day was a success! This year 55 volunteers joined OVLC on National Trails Day in partnership with the American
Hiking Society. Our volunteers worked on five different projects, and clocked in 179 hours of work for the day! We are incredibly
grateful for the support of the community and our wonderful volunteers. We intend to protect and restore the open space of
the Ojai Valley forever, and this goal is only made possible with the support of the community. Thank you!

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National Trails Day: 30th Anniversary

By on May 17, 2022 in Events, Featured, News, Volunteers with 0 Comments
National Trails Day: 30th Anniversary

Saturday, June 4, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day! In celebration, OVLC is hosting a number of volunteer opportunities including good old trail maintenance, trail cleanup, and some trail restoration work too. Projects will run 9am-12pm and range from easily accessible and not physically demanding to requiring a […]

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Art in Nature’s Wonderland

By on March 31, 2022 in Events, Featured, News with 2 Comments
Art in Nature’s Wonderland

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and Ojai Studio Artists invite you to experience Art in Nature’s Wonderland. Come and enjoy dinner, cocktails, art installations, silent auction, raffle, handcrafted party favors, and the music of Amanda McBroom, Alan Thornhill and Laura Walters. Be surprised and amazed by the art hidden in nature as you wander through the preserve and dance under the stars

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs 2022

By on March 30, 2022 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs 2022

Snake season is all-year-round in Ojai! The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a rattlesnake avoidance training clinic for dogs so you can take your dog outdoors with peace of mind.

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Fall Native Plant Sale 2022

By on November 8, 2022 in Events, Featured, News with 0 Comments
Fall Native Plant Sale 2022

Inspired by Native Plant Month? Come to our Fall Native Plant Sale and buy plants for your yard!
We will be selling some of our favorite drought-tolerant plants and a variety of wildflower seeds for you to grow at home in your garden. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bring the beauty of the preserves to your yard. By joining our Rewild Ojai effort you are helping increase biodiversity and strengthening our community’s resilience to climate change. We look forwarding to seeing you at the sale!

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Spring Native Plant Sale 2022

By on March 29, 2022 in Events, Featured, News with 1 Comment
Spring Native Plant Sale 2022

This year’s Spring Native Plant Sale is being hosted in person on April 23 from 9 am to 12 pm at our Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery. We will be selling some of our favorite drought tolerant plants and a variety of wildflower seeds for you to grow at home in your garden. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bring the beauty of the preserves to your yard. We look forwarding to seeing you there!

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CREATURE FEATURE: February 2022

By on March 29, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
CREATURE FEATURE: February 2022

A member of the flycatcher family, the Cassin’s kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) feeds primarily on flying insects! They can often be spotted perched atop trees or on wires looking over open spaces in search of their next meal.

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MANZANITA WINTER POLLEN

By on March 15, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
MANZANITA WINTER POLLEN

Look closely at the decisions they make, as the careful branches twist among paths—unseen made known. The orange branches and peeling bark tell a tale millions of years old

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FROM THE DIRECTOR / February 2022

By on February 28, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
FROM THE DIRECTOR / February 2022

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of E.O. Wilson on December 26, 2021 at the ripe old age of 92 years. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to interact with Ed occasionally over the years.

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Mountainfilm on Tour 2022 Sponsors

By on May 27, 2022 in News with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour 2022 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors. You help make this event bigger and better every year! Interested in being an event sponsor? Or donating to the virtual auction or raffle?Fill out the form below, or contact Adam Morrison at adam@ovlc.org or (805) 649-6852 x 208. Become a 2022 Mountainfilm Weekend Sponsor About Mountainfilm on Tour Eight […]

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