Category Archives: Stormwater

Get Out of the Gutter: Sweep, Don’t Blow! Keep leaves and grass clippings out of our storm drains

Falling leaves and grass clippings that find their way into our storm drain system can be a menace to our community by plugging our storm drains, flooding our roads and harming our water sources. This type of debris in our

Get Out of the Gutter: Sweep, Don’t Blow! Keep leaves and grass clippings out of our storm drains

Falling leaves and grass clippings that find their way into our storm drain system can be a menace to our community by plugging our storm drains, flooding our roads and harming our water sources. This type of debris in our

HELP KEEP VENTURA BEAUTIFUL – Volunteer for the 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

On the third Saturday of every September, people across California join together to take part in the State’s largest volunteer event to remove trash and debris from California’s waterways. The event, known as Coastal Cleanup Day, brings thousands of concerned

HELP KEEP VENTURA BEAUTIFUL – Volunteer for the 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

On the third Saturday of every September, people across California join together to take part in the State’s largest volunteer event to remove trash and debris from California’s waterways. The event, known as Coastal Cleanup Day, brings thousands of concerned

STOP THE TOXIC FLOW: Tips to decrease urban runoff

     In a natural ecosystem, water sinks into the soil, nourishing plants and trees and before flowing  into rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Urban cities are built with many hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots and rooftops that

STOP THE TOXIC FLOW: Tips to decrease urban runoff

     In a natural ecosystem, water sinks into the soil, nourishing plants and trees and before flowing  into rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Urban cities are built with many hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots and rooftops that

Watershed Video Crusader Contest Deadline Extended

The Watershed Video Crusader Contest deadline has been extended from Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14, 2014.  Please share this information with your friends and in social media! Get more information at cleanwatershed.org

Watershed Video Crusader Contest Deadline Extended

The Watershed Video Crusader Contest deadline has been extended from Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14, 2014.  Please share this information with your friends and in social media! Get more information at cleanwatershed.org

2014 Could Be the Year Ventura Goes Bag-less

Proposed Ordinance Would Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags      On Monday, December 16, 2013, in keeping in line with 90 other California local governments that have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Ventura City Council voted 6 to 1

2014 Could Be the Year Ventura Goes Bag-less

Proposed Ordinance Would Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags      On Monday, December 16, 2013, in keeping in line with 90 other California local governments that have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Ventura City Council voted 6 to 1

Water: Take 1 Short Film Contest Awards is Standing Room Only

[slideshow] [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SUgooTN7NQ]      More than 150 attendees packed a soundstage at Brooks Institute  as Ventura Water and partners Pagatonia and iThentic presented the 2013 Water: Take 1 Short Film Contest Awards on Thursday, November 14 from 6 to 8 pm.

Water: Take 1 Short Film Contest Awards is Standing Room Only

[slideshow] [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SUgooTN7NQ]      More than 150 attendees packed a soundstage at Brooks Institute  as Ventura Water and partners Pagatonia and iThentic presented the 2013 Water: Take 1 Short Film Contest Awards on Thursday, November 14 from 6 to 8 pm.

City of Ventura Names 2013 Green School Award Winners

[slideshow] The Ventura City Council presented the seventh annual Green School Award for achievement in environmental excellence to students at EP Foster and Will Rogers Elementary Schools during its public meeting on Monday, November 18, at 6 pm, at City

City of Ventura Names 2013 Green School Award Winners

[slideshow] The Ventura City Council presented the seventh annual Green School Award for achievement in environmental excellence to students at EP Foster and Will Rogers Elementary Schools during its public meeting on Monday, November 18, at 6 pm, at City

Will Rogers Elementary School: Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013

[slideshow] WATCH THE SUSTAINABLE VENTURA NEWS VIDEO      Students at Will Rogers Elementary School will learn from a living laboratory created on their campus last summer with the help of Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013.  To help

Will Rogers Elementary School: Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013

[slideshow] WATCH THE SUSTAINABLE VENTURA NEWS VIDEO      Students at Will Rogers Elementary School will learn from a living laboratory created on their campus last summer with the help of Midtown Ventura Community Council’s Adopt-A-School Project for 2013.  To help

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

It Takes a Village: Cleaning up the Santa Clara Riverbed

[slideshow]           On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in just under two hours, City of Ventura staff, community leaders and 500 students from California Lutheran University (CLU) removed 21.28 tons of trash from the Santa Clara riverbed.         “The coordinated

It Takes a Village: Cleaning up the Santa Clara Riverbed

[slideshow]           On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in just under two hours, City of Ventura staff, community leaders and 500 students from California Lutheran University (CLU) removed 21.28 tons of trash from the Santa Clara riverbed.         “The coordinated