Harmon Canyon Preserve. Photo by Rafael Ojeda
Ventura Land Trust and Topa Topa Brewing Company have joined together in the month of December to launch giving campaign Harmon for the Holidays. Topa Topa Brewing Company will match up to $10,000 in donations to Ventura Land Trust (VLT) in support the conservation of Harmon Canyon Preserve. Ventura Land Trust is proud to be one of Topa Topa Brewing Company’s local 1% for the Planet partners.
“We are proud to partner with VLT as one of our 1% for the Planet beneficiaries this year,” says Jack Dyer, founder and CEO of Topa Topa Brewing Company. “As stewards of our community, we are beyond excited about the great work VLT does to protect and steward the open spaces that make Ventura the wonderfully vibrant outdoor community that it is.”
Harmon Canyon Preserve was in development for 10 years before it opened in 2020. “This is our first real opportunity to invite the community to directly support the conservation of Harmon Canyon Preserve,” says Ventura Land Trust Executive Director Melissa Baffa. “We really believe that connecting to the land and connecting to community go hand in hand, so we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Topa Topa for this campaign.”
Topa Topa Brewing Company’s Harmon for the Holidays campaign will benefit Ventura Land Trust‘s work to protect and preserve Harmon Canyon Preserve forever. Across the preserve’s 2,123 acres, trails and dirt roads climb through coast live oak groves and stream crossings, up to expansive views of Southern California mountain ranges, coastlines, and Channel Islands National Park.
The preserve protects over 1,000 acres of coastal sage scrub, one of the most endangered habitats in North America, as well as a variety of other plant and animal species. Visitors can enjoy 10 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and enjoying nature. The preserve is open daily, dawn to dusk, for free.
The mission of Ventura Land Trust is to permanently protect the land, water, wildlife and scenic beauty of the Ventura region for current and future generations. Founded in 2003, Ventura Land Trust believes that preserving open space and providing public access enhances the economy, quality of life, and public well-being of Ventura and surrounding communities. The organization owns and manages land along the Ventura River and in the Ventura hillsides, including the 2,123-acre Harmon Canyon Preserve, opened in June 2020.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all.