What do you want the Ojai Valley to look like 100 years from now? Imagine a busy freeway bisecting our Valley, or a dump spewing filth into our air. Imagine a huge shopping mall sitting atop what is now the lovely Ojai Meadows Preserve. These are not imaginary threats. The Valley has faced them in the past, and it's certain that more such challenges will face us.
And so the question arises, How can we protect our environment and our quality of life into the future? The answer is simple, and it's the core purpose of the Ojai Valley Defense Fund. We must work together to create a well-supported community chest that is capable, when all other options fail, of backing groups that are willing to engage and fend off these threats.
Click here to see an interactive map of past major threats to the Ojai Valley’s beauty, environment, and quality of life. Although each threat potentially endangered the public welfare, each was resolved when concerned residents took action.