Ventura Backyard Collective Hosts 230 Volunteers

230 Volunteers at the Ventura Backyard Collective, April 2019

When:  Thursday, April 11
Total Number of Participants: 230
Participating Member Companies: All Good, Browne Accounting, College Outside, Patagonia, REI, Teva, The Arbor Collective, The Forest Group and Toad & Co.
Participating Grantees/Non-profit partners: Environmental Defense Center, Los Padres Forest Watch and Ventura Land Trust
Host Org (Who did the group volunteer for?): Ventura Land Trust
Results / Work Done: The crew was able to repair trails that were damaged by this winter’s rain storms, water all of the new plantings with water from the Ventura River, and build new trails that had been blocked off by trees that had fallen, and repair areas that were impacted by the Thomas Fire. The Big Rock Preserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk and is located along the Ventura River Bike Trail just south of Foster Park in Ventura. On top of all of that work, volunteers freed up some native willow trees at Foster park that were being choked by arundo, an invasive giant reed that looks like bamboo, and cleared a new path to access the river.
Photos:  Facebook Instagram
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:  690 hours