September 8, 2017

September 18, 2017

Council Meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017

We have a full agenda for our next Ventura River Watershed Council Meeting on Thursday, September 14th. We will have active discussions on critical planning efforts for the watershed and would greatly appreciate your participation.
Please note that we will be back at the E.P. Foster Library Topping Room in Ventura at 9am:

Ventura River Watershed Council Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2017

New Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
New Location: E.P. Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, CA  (Free parking behind library off of Chestnut St.)

Please take the time to review the agenda here and let me know if you have any questions.

Job Opportunity at Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR – Open until filled

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), an Accredited Land Trust serving the communities of the Ojai Valley in Ventura County, CA, seeks an experienced full-time Stewardship Director to join a staff of eight in our Ojai, CA office. Established in 1987, the OVLC has conserved 2,300 acres of land in the Ojai Valley; 2,000 of which are open daily for public access on 27 miles of managed trails. The successful applicant will live in the Ojai Valley or be willing to relocate, and will demonstrate strong communication and supervisory skills, attention to detail, familiarity with land management and trail construction and maintenance, a passion for connecting people to their open spaces, and a belief that quality outdoor experiences lead people to become conservation advocates.

Read More: OVLC Stewardship Director Announcement

Free Horse and Livestock Workshop Tomorrow, September 9, 2017
The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is hosting a Workshop on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Horse and Livestock Properties.

Saturday September 9, 2017
8:30-10:00am
Kent Hall, HELP of Ojai
111 West Santa Ana Street, Ojai

For more information, contact Lexi Everhart, Environmental and Land Management Specialist, Ventura County Resource Conservation District at (805) 764-5135 or lexieverhart.vcrcd@gmail.com

Upper Ventura River GSA Meeting September 14, 2017

The next Upper Ventura River Groundwater Sustainability Agency (UVRGSA) meeting will be held Thursday September 14th at 1pm at the City of Ventura.
The meeting agenda will be posted on the UVRGSA website.

Coastal Clean-Up Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Join one of your local organizations on National Coastal Clean-Up Day in the Ventura River Watershed:

Ventura Surfrider Foundation -9am – Noon at “C” Street & the Promenade/Surfers’ Point

Meet at the end of California Street on the Promenade.

For all beach cleanups, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes and sunscreen. All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a liability waiver, but volunteers under 18 MUST have a parent or guardian present at the beginning of the cleanup to sign a liability waiver before the minor can participate. Surfrider provides all necessary supplies.  Thank you for your interest in helping keep our beaches clean.
Ventura Hillsides Conservancy –  9am to Noon at the estuary

Meet at the entrance to the Emma Wood Group Camp at the end of Main Street under the 101 freeway north.

All volunteers should wear pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and bring a refillable water bottle. VLT   provides all supplies you will need to participate in the clean-up.  Because of the physical nature of the work, volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  Due to the nature bio-hazardous materials occasionally found at cleanups, we do not encourage young children to participate in these events. Please see our Events Page for more family-friendly outings!

Volunteers can RSVP online:  http://www.venturahillsides.org/coastal_clean_up_day For more information, call the VHC office at: (805) 643-8044.

Water Talks Now Available Online

The Santa Clara River Steelhead Coalition led by California Trout put on a successful Water Talks program including a series of educational events designed to provide people with a place to learn about water-related topics in relation to Southern Steelhead recovery. The program goal was to inform participants of water management policy decisions by providing the space for community members to interact with experts who have a diverse range of perspectives and to develop common understanding. All Water Talks presentation videos, PDF documents, and Fact Sheets are now available online!

Please visit www.caltrout.org/water-talks.  The five part series covered topics including: Steelhead Life History, Water Quality, Freshwater Stewardship, Invasive Species Management, and Connecting Headwaters to Ocean.

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