Posts Tagged: stormwater tips

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

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

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

Coastal Cleanup’s 2013 Preliminary Results

[slideshow]         On Saturday, September 21, 2013, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day took place from 9am-Noon. This life affirming, sustainable event has proved to play an important role in helping remove trash and debris, which can be harmful to

Coastal Cleanup’s 2013 Preliminary Results

[slideshow]         On Saturday, September 21, 2013, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day took place from 9am-Noon. This life affirming, sustainable event has proved to play an important role in helping remove trash and debris, which can be harmful to

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtnQBDES8A] Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery are presenting a series of six FREE Water Wise classes, one Saturday a month from 10:00am-11:30am.  The classes began on September 14, 2013 and are currently planned through early 2014. According to

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtnQBDES8A] Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery are presenting a series of six FREE Water Wise classes, one Saturday a month from 10:00am-11:30am.  The classes began on September 14, 2013 and are currently planned through early 2014. According to

SAVE THE DATE: September 21, 2013, 9:00am-Noon, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Needs YOU!

Historically, California’s coast and waterways have been collection spots for trash and debris.  It’s important to remove all litter, which can be harmful, even fatal to marine wildlife.    How does this happen? Let’s look at some specific examples starting

SAVE THE DATE: September 21, 2013, 9:00am-Noon, The 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Needs YOU!

Historically, California’s coast and waterways have been collection spots for trash and debris.  It’s important to remove all litter, which can be harmful, even fatal to marine wildlife.    How does this happen? Let’s look at some specific examples starting

Prevent Stormwater Pollution: Great Tips on how YOU can make a difference!

City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg talks about how YOU can prevent stormwater pollution! WATCH the Sustainable Ventura interview, CLICK HERE! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHoNPvanmMc] The Sustainable Ventura TV Series (May 2013 show), takes a trip to the Earth Day Eco-Fest in

Prevent Stormwater Pollution: Great Tips on how YOU can make a difference!

City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg talks about how YOU can prevent stormwater pollution! WATCH the Sustainable Ventura interview, CLICK HERE! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHoNPvanmMc] The Sustainable Ventura TV Series (May 2013 show), takes a trip to the Earth Day Eco-Fest in

Preventing Stormwater Pollution: Sustainable Ventura Podcast with Ray Olson

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura’s Maryann Ridini Spencer about preventing stormwater pollution offering some great, simple tips for individuals that can really make a difference. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Preventing Stormwater Pollution: Sustainable Ventura Podcast with Ray Olson

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura’s Maryann Ridini Spencer about preventing stormwater pollution offering some great, simple tips for individuals that can really make a difference. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Revamped public education campaign spurs watershed awareness in Southern California

The Ventura (Calif.) Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program has transformed the way residents understand stormwater management and watershed protection by relaunching a new website and reinventing the face of its public education campaign. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg

Revamped public education campaign spurs watershed awareness in Southern California

The Ventura (Calif.) Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program has transformed the way residents understand stormwater management and watershed protection by relaunching a new website and reinventing the face of its public education campaign. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Courtney Lindberg

Join the Ventura County Surfrider Chapter, Habitat for Humanity and City of Ventura on Saturday, April 13

[slideshow] JOIN the Ventura County Surfrider Chapter, Habitat for Humanity and City of Ventura CREATE AN OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDEN Saturday, April 13 9:00am to 4:00pm at 227 Prospect Street Ventura, CA (off N. Ventura Avenue) Light Food & Drink will

Join the Ventura County Surfrider Chapter, Habitat for Humanity and City of Ventura on Saturday, April 13

[slideshow] JOIN the Ventura County Surfrider Chapter, Habitat for Humanity and City of Ventura CREATE AN OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDEN Saturday, April 13 9:00am to 4:00pm at 227 Prospect Street Ventura, CA (off N. Ventura Avenue) Light Food & Drink will