The Ventura River winds its way through Willoughby Preserve.
On Monday, January 16, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host a volunteer river restoration event at the Willoughby Nature Preserve in Ventura. VHC invites volunteers of all ages to join them from 9 a.m. – noon to help remove invasive plants on property owned and managed by VHC along the Ventura River Parkway.
“On the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday, we will honor his legacy through volunteerism and community service,” said Dashiell Dunkell, VHC Conservation Director. ““The Conservancy has spent four years cleaning, clearing and restoring this habitat and our goal is to introduce more local residents to its natural beauty.”
The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and protecting Ventura’s hillsides, waterways and wildlife. Founded in 2003, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is supported by over 500 members, local business and government partners. The land trust currently manages 80 acres of land near the Ventura River and is working toward the purchase of its first hillside property.
To RSVP, visit www.venturahillsides.org/events, or for more information, call the VHC office at 643-8044.