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October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016

New Location for our November 3rd Watershed Council Meeting. Save the date for our next Ventura River Watershed Council Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at 9am. We will have a full agenda with a presentation on the Draft Ojai Basin Alternative Groundwater Sustainability Plan, an update on the Ventura River instream flow requirement, and more. […]

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September 30, 2016

October 3, 2016
September 30, 2016

The Next Watershed Council Meeting will be our Matilija Dam Removal Focused Evening Meeting  Next Thursday October 6th from 6pm to 8pm at the Oak View Community Center. Please bring your friends and family to learn the latest about the Matilija Dam removal project. Funding for Environmental Education and Stewardship Projects The WHALE TAIL® grants […]

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September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016

There are a lot of great events coming up in our watershed including our next council meeting, a state meeting discussing water rights, annual California Coastal Cleanup Day and Water Take 1 Kick-Off events. The 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day is This Saturday, September 17th! Be one of the 60,000 people across all of California in […]

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August 29, 2016

September 1, 2016
August 29, 2016

Date Change: No Council Meeting in September. I apologize for the late notice, but we have had some scheduling challenges for our Matilija Dam Removal focused evening meeting. We have moved the meeting from September 1st to October 6th at 6pm. Please take this extra month to help build enthusiasm about the meeting and invite […]

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June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016

We have a great agenda for our Council meeting next week. The next Council meeting will be Thursday, July 7th at 9am. Please note that we have an action item on the agenda so it will be important to have everyone’s participation and feedback. If you are on the Leadership Committee, please make sure that you […]

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June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

Date Correction: Groundwater Management Agencies are Forming and Want Your Feedback In the June 9th Council Newsletter, the announcement of the following two meetings had an error in the date of the Mound Basin meeting. Please note the correct dates and locations below: Upper Ventura River Groundwater Basin Formation Forum TODAY, June 14, 2016 at […]

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June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

Groundwater Management Agencies are Forming and Want Your Feedback Over the past year, water agencies and the County have joined forces to address new state legislation regarding groundwater management. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) offers local agencies the opportunity to control the future sustainability of groundwater basins. Your participation is requested at two meetings […]

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May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

We have a big meeting tomorrow with a full agenda… There is a lot going on in the watershed between implementing all of the projects we have funding for and securing funding for our next round of projects, we have had little time to talk as a group about all of the great work we […]

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April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

The next Council meeting will be next Thursday, May 5th at 9am. We have a full agenda designed to give everyone a chance to update the group on what they are working on, celebrating our current projects and preparing for the next round of grant funding. April 28 – Climate Resilience Workshop 9am-Noon Come join […]

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April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

Matilija Dam Removal Project Stakeholders Met to Move the Project Forward On March 17th, 2016 the Matilija Dam “Design Oversight Group” met to discuss dam removal alternatives and achieve consensus on an approach to move forward. Presentations and materials from the meeting can be found at http://matilijadam.org/. You can read a full summary of the […]

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March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

March 3 Evening Council Meeting. The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be this Thursday, March 3rd from 6pm to 8pm, at the Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Rd. Oak View, Ca 93022. Agenda highlights: Come to hear about what you can do to stop the spread of a pest that is killing […]

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February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Save these dates for our March Meeting and Ceremony. March is our month to celebrate successful collaboration in the watershed as we move forward implementing our Watershed Management Plan! At our next Watershed Council Meeting we will hear about the Watershed Protection District’s new tool for successful collaboration as we move toward an Arundo-Free watershed, […]

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January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

We Will Be Meeting on February 4, 2016. We had not previously scheduled a meeting for February, but due to the need for stakeholder feedback on proposed groundwater basin boundary modifications in the watershed, we will be meeting next Thursday, February 4th at 9am. We will also be selecting a new alternate steering committee member […]

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January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

January 7 Council Meeting. The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be this Thursday, January 7th from 9am to 11:30am, in the Topping Room of the EP Foster Library, 651 E. Main Street. Agenda highlights: We will hear about Proposition 1 stormwater grant funding and the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program Stormwater Resource […]

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Job Opportunity – Ojai Valley Sanitary District – Application Deadline December 21st

December 1, 2015

The Ojai Valley Sanitary District (OVSD) has an opening for a Project Manager.  According to Jeff Palmer, General Manager, OVSD is looking for “someone extremely organized, with some experience in project management, engineering, planning and/or environmental planning to help with their capital improvement program, permits, and new Nutrient TMDL projects”.  For more information please see […]

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November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015
November 13, 2015

Nov. 5 Watershed Council Meeting Update Thank you to all who attended the Ventura Watershed Council meeting on November 5th. In addition to the items on the agenda, we had some great discussions about the watershed in times of high flows and how to prioritize programs and projects for 2016 given the uncertainty of storms […]

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October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

Nov. 5 Next Council Meeting The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be on Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 9am to 11am, in the Topping Room of the EP Foster Library, 651 E. Main Street. Agenda highlights: We will be setting the stage for the Council in 2016 with discussions on how to move […]

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September 16, 2015

September 29, 2015
September 16, 2015

Watershed Coordinator Services Will Now Be Provided by Ventura County Watershed Protection District.  At their September 3, 2015 meeting, the Watershed Council approved the proposal by the Ventura County Watershed Protection District (VCWPD) to host the Council’s watershed coordinator staff services. The VCWPD has been providing staff to the Santa Clara River Watershed Committee since February […]

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August 31, 2015

September 1, 2015
August 31, 2015

Sep 3 Council Meeting Agenda (Revised)  The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be on Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the Topping Room of the EP Foster Library, 651 E. Main Street. Agenda highlights: Dana Bogdanich, with Ventura County Resource Conservation District, will provide an update on the latest activities […]

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August 19, 2015

August 31, 2015
August 19, 2015

Tomorrow, August 20 –  Proposition 1 Funding Meeting.  There will be a special Proposition 1 funding meeting tomorrow, August 20, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 am to discuss three of the Prop 1 funding opportunities that are open now, and to explore project ideas and potential collaboration. The meeting will be held in the Topping Room of the EP Foster Library, 651 E. […]

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