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California Native Plants

By on October 3, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
California Native Plants

Planting Native Plants in a Challenging Climate: What, Why and How of California Native Plants
Saturday, October 28, 10 to 11:30 am, OVLC office

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MEMORIAL DAY NATURE HIKE

MEMORIAL DAY NATURE HIKE

Memorial Day Nature Hike
Led by Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer
Monday, May 29 9 am – 3 pm

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall Native Plant Sale

October 22, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm: 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 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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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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Desire Under the Oaks

By on May 16, 2015 in Notes from the Nursery Manager with 1 Comment
Desire Under the Oaks

One of the more frequent questions I get in my capacity as local plant nerd is what can I plant underneath my oak trees. Planting under oaks is tricky for a number of reasons. First, they are large and evergreen, thus allowing precious little sunlight to reach the ground anywhere near the trunk. Secondly, oak […]

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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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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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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 Hardly Definitive Guide to the VRP Trail System Part 1

The Hardly Definitive Guide to the VRP Trail System Part 1

I’m not going to mince words here, or try to shoehorn a 68 point Scrabble word, the Ventura River Preserve is awesome.  I am a wee bit biased;  I live within 0.75, 1.5 and 2.25 miles from the three trailheads (I can hit the McDonalds with a 3 iron!)  I receive a regular income from […]

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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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Bloom of the Month For June

Bloom of the Month For June

This is one of those underappreciated overlooked beauties.  Grows just about everywhere, usually lumped in with the other myriad random asters.  But it is especially impressive and pink this year, and I have yet to sing its praises so here goes nothin’: Oh so many names.  I first learned it as Perezia.  In Spanish it […]

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Nursery Stowaway

Nursery Stowaway

Every winter I start a whole bunch of Lupinus albifrons with seed collected from our very own Ventura River Preserve.  It absolutely adores the rocky, sandy well aerated soils of the river bottom area.  One of the more spectacular blooms of the late winter Back to the nursery.  They germinate beautifully, like 90% success rate […]

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Native Plant Sale

By on April 2, 2014 in Events with 0 Comments
Native Plant Sale

April 19, 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. Who doesn’t love the sight of a monarch butterfly in spring? Sadly, that joy is becoming more infrequent as their habitat is being eradicated. […]

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Are Euc Idding Me? – On The Ojai Valley Meadows Preserve

Are Euc Idding Me? – On The Ojai Valley Meadows Preserve

There has been quite a bit of grumbling in the local media about the rampant “destruction” being wrought upon the Ojai Meadow Preserve by the OVLC.  It is not my goal to point out how wildly underinformed some our local neighbors are.  I shall instead take the high road and show you one of the […]

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Ojai Meadows Preserve Restoration Update

By on March 3, 2014 in News, Ojai Meadows Preserve, Press with 0 Comments
Ojai Meadows Preserve Restoration Update

When the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) purchased the property that would become the Ojai Meadows Preserve, it was done with the shared community goals of providing relief from localized flooding, reducing storm water pollution, providing a refuge for birds and wildlife, and creating a safe public space where people could enjoy nature close to […]

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Cluff Vista Park Undergoes Maintenance

By on January 27, 2014 in News, Press with 0 Comments
Cluff Vista Park Undergoes Maintenance

Lately, Cluff Vista has been getting some love from both the City of Ojai and Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Restoration Field Crew. The park has been pruned, cleaned, planted, and mulched. Just before Christmas Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Field Crew planted native plants grown in their own Ojai Meadows Preserve nursery to fill in the […]

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Meadows Restoration Update

By on October 31, 2013 in News, Ojai Meadows Preserve, Press with 0 Comments
Meadows Restoration Update

Starting this week, if you look around the Ojai Meadows Preserve, you will see that a lot of activity is underway on the open fields. This work represents the final phase of the master restoration plan prepared for the site in 2004. The open fields are currently being managed for weed control and, ultimately, their new function […]

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Local Partnership Improves Stream Habitats in Ojai

By on September 4, 2013 in News, Press with 0 Comments

Usually, the sound of a chain saw coming from a local creek is cause for concern. Recently, however, this sound has been associated with habitat improvements for fish and wildlife. A partnership between the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), the California Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Concerned Resource and Environmental Workers (CREW) has just completed […]

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Bloom of the Month

By on September 28, 2012 in News, Notes from the Nursery Manager with 0 Comments
Bloom of the Month

Now for what you’ve all been waiting so patiently for… the bloom of the month.  Not such an easy task in September when the local color palette ranges from tan to brown to rust.  Hold on… what are those bright red things hugging the hill as you drive up 33 to Ojai?  Ah of course, […]

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Ojai’s Meadow Lark

By on September 7, 2012 in News, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
Ojai’s Meadow Lark

A merry and jolly Friday to all.  Please check this weekend’s calendar if you haven’t succumbed to football induced malaise yet. Proud to have OVLC VIP Brian Stark ITH (In The House, I just made that one up).  In anticipation of Saturday’s birthday party for the Conservancy we are taking you on an insider’s tour of the […]

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Passion Inspires Rice Creek Realignment

By on February 29, 2012 in News, Press with 0 Comments
Passion Inspires Rice Creek Realignment

On Saturday the Sespe Fly Fishers Club recognized Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard’s commitment to preservation of the environment and support for local conservation through direct action in the Ojai Valley. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, is committed to supporting local conservation efforts.  Couinard is also a fly fisherman and member of the Sespe Fly Fishers […]

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