Hillsides Conservancy serves up “Nature on Tap”

The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) is teaming up with Topa Topa Brewing Company to host a series of environmental lectures entitled “Nature on Tap” this summer. The public is invited to join VHC staff once a month in July, August and September to learn about local environmental topics and VHC’s mission, projects and programs.

Monday, 7/24/17: Go with the Flow – The Health of the Ventura River: Listen and learn as Dash Dunkell, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s Conservation Director, highlights current projects in the Ventura River and discusses what is being done to protect this unique ecosystem.

Monday, 8/28/17: Our Wildlife Neighbors: From coyotes to crows, raccoon to rattlesnakes, opossums to osprey … Ventura has it all! Join Jessica West, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy biologist, to learn about the wildlife that lives on VHC properties, what is being done to preserve their habitat, and how the public can (and has!) become involved in studying our animal neighbors.

Thursday, 9/28/17: Preserving Ventura’s Open Space – Rivers, forest, and farmland: Dash Dunkell, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s Conservation Director, will discuss the past, present and future of open space preservation in and around Ventura.

Each free lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at Topa Topa Brewing Company, located at 104 E Thompson Blvd.

To RSVP, visit: http://www.venturahillsides.org/events and, for more information, call the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy 643-8044.

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 along the Ventura River and is working toward the purchase of its first hillside property. Further information about the Conservancy is at: www.venturahillsides.org.

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