Events

  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 09:00 AM
    Willoughby Preserve

    River Restoration Saturday

    IMG_0753.jpgOn the third Saturday of each month, VHC staff and volunteers join forces from 9 a.m.-12 noon to clear invasive (Arundo donax) plants, clean up trash and clear paths in the Ventura River bottom.  River Restoration Saturdays are a part of VHC's ongoing efforts to bring the Ventura River back to its natural state and make it more welcoming to human and wildlife visitors alike.

    This month, we will be removing invasive giant reeds at Willoughby. Please wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and don't forget sunscreen and water!

    Meet VHC staff at 9 a.m. next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path near downtown Ventura (at Main St. & Peking Streets). We will gather next to the Conservancy's beautiful informational kiosk. We'll provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm!

    Please note: River cleanup volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Due to the nature of bio-hazardous materials occasionally found in the river estuary, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Poinsettia Pavilion - Santa Paula Room

    The Comeback of the California Condor

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    The magnificent California Condor almost disappeared from the face of the earth because of careless human activity. Primarily due to lead poisoning from ammunition found in their food sources, there were only 22 condors left in 1982. Thanks to human intervention, today the condor is once again soaring over the mountains of the American West.

    Join representatives from The Friends of the California Condor Wild and Free to learn about this incredible bird, how it has adapted to multiple challenges and what needs to be done to ensure its continued survival.

    This free open-to-the-public event is a part of VHC's ongoing Environmental Speaker Series.

  • Friday, March 03, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, CA

    2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Night 1

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    The Wild and Scenic Film Festival offers audiences the chance to enjoy a series of award-winning short films that celebrate the beauty and bounty of our natural world.  This popular festival, which sells out every year, helps to connect the Conservancy’s work to similar environmental efforts around the globe. In addition to viewing films, attendees also enjoy popcorn, food, beer, wine and the chance to win high-end items in a raffle that includes original artwork, outdoor gear, dining-out certificates and much more.

    Save the Date Now. Tickets go on sale in early 2017.

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, CA

    2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Night 2

    The Wild and Scenic Film Festival offers audiences the chance to enjoy a series of award-winning short films that celebrate the beauty and bounty of our natural world.  This popular festival, which sells out every year, helps to connect the Conservancy’s work to similar environmental efforts around the globe. In addition to viewing films, attendees also enjoy popcorn, food, beer, wine and the chance to win high-end items in a raffle that includes original artwork, outdoor gear, dining-out certificates and much more.

    Save the Date Now. Tickets go on sale in early 2017.


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