December 22, 2016

December 27, 2016

January 5 Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be Thursday, January 5th from 11am to 1:30pm, at the Bell Arts Factory. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. We will get a special presentation on the progress of giant reed removal and restoration efforts in the watershed, an update on the septic special study, and much more.

Here is the agenda.

$3 Million for Matilija Dam Removal Project Designs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the award of $40 million for ecosystem and watershed restoration projects under its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs. The County of Ventura will receive $3,300,504 for the Matilija Dam Removal 65 Percent Design Planning Project. You can view the full announcement and complete list of projects to be funded here.

Thank you to the Ventura County Watershed Protection District staff, Patagonia, CalTrout and all of the Matilija Funding Committee members for all of your hard work in getting the grant application together.

To Consolidate or Coordinate?

The Upper Ventura River Basin was one of eight CA basins that Stanford selected as a case study on Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation models. You can find the full report here.

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