Announcements

February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

March 2nd Council Meeting The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be Thursday, March 2nd from 11am to 1:30pm, at the Bell Arts Factory. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. We will hear about the Instream Flow Study from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, get an update on Casitas water supply augmentation […]

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February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency Meeting Today The Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency (Agency) is holding a special meeting  today, February 9, 2017 at 1pm in the Casitas Municipal Water District, Board Room, 1055 Ventura Avenue, Oak View, California, 93022. You can find the full agenda packet for the meeting here. Proposition 1 Grant Workshop in […]

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January 31, 2017

February 1, 2017

Thank you for another successful Watershed Council meeting last week. You can review the final approved Charter here. Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency Meeting Tomorrow The second Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency (Agency) meeting will be tomorrow, February 1, 2017 at 3pm in the Ojai City Council Chambers, Ojai City Hall, 401 South Ventura Street, Ojai CA. The […]

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January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

Today 1:30pm Time Certain Ventura County Board of Supervisors Item on Wildlife Movement Corridors Today at 1:30pm the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will review options for habitat connectivity and wildlife movement corridors within non-coastal unincorporated ares of Ventura County including the Ventura River. You can find the Protected Resource Areas and Wildlife Corridors Map […]

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January 18, 2017

January 23, 2017

January 26 Council Meeting The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be Thursday, January 26th 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 […]

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January 2, 2017

January 11, 2017
January 2, 2017

Happy New Year Ventura River Watershed Council, 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 […]

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December 22, 2016

December 27, 2016
December 22, 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 […]

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December 15, 2016

December 19, 2016

The water conversation continues this week as the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency (OBGMA)  has released a revised Alternative Demonstration for groundwater sustainability that can be downloaded from their website here. The OBGMA will hold a second special meeting Friday December 16th at 5pm to review and approve the alternative demonstration for submittal to the […]

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December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

Today 10am Time Certain: Groundwater Urgency Ordinance On Tuesday December 6th 2016 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consideration the adoption of an Urgency Ordinance that would revise the County Water Well Moratorium Ordinance. More information including a live broadcast of the meeting can be found here. More Groundwater Meetings On […]

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November 28, 2016

November 29, 2016

Thank you all for a successful conversation at our last Council Meeting about how we can all work together to improve our water resource management in the watershed. We had a GREAT turn out at our November meeting with over forty participants including many new faces and others we have not seen in many years. Save […]

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November 1, 2016

November 2, 2016

November 3, Council Meeting The next meeting of the Watershed Council will be this Thursday, November 3rd from 9am to 11:00am, at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N.Ventura Ave, Ventura CA 93001. Agenda highlights: We have a full agenda with an update on the Ventura River Flow Requirements, State Water Project deliveries, Disadvantaged Community engagement […]

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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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