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New Oaks Planted For Earth Day At New Ventura County Nature Preserve

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Courtesy of Ventura Land Trust
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Harmon Canyon Preserve

50 live oak trees, as well as native plants like coyote brush, sage and elderberry are being planted at the Harmon Canyon Preserve, which only opened last June in Ventura.

Derek Poultney, the executive director of Ventura Land Trust - who are behind the project - says the oak grove is the first reforestation project to take place in the preserve, which has nine miles of biking and hiking trails.

“What makes it special here in Ventura is that for many decades, people in Ventura would have to get in their cars and drive for about 30- 45 mins elsewhere to get that nature preserve and oak grove – and feeling that you’re out in the wilderness right here in Ventura’s back yard!

"It’s about 4 acres that we’re starting with, it’s funded by a grant from SoCal Gas," he told KCLU.

The planting starts on Saturday morning to coincide with Earth day.