Posts Tagged: stormwater

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

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

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

Only Rain Down the Drain

Ever wonder why you might see a beach closure sign after it rains?  That’s because of stormwater pollution is caused by urban runoff.  When it comes to preventing stormwater pollution, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability promotes, “only rain down

Only Rain Down the Drain

Ever wonder why you might see a beach closure sign after it rains?  That’s because of stormwater pollution is caused by urban runoff.  When it comes to preventing stormwater pollution, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability promotes, “only rain down

28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9:00am-Noon

By Christine Wied Saturday, September 15 will be the 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day from 9:00 a.m. to noon at a number of sites throughout the State. On Coastal Cleanup Day thousands of Californians as well as people in

28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9:00am-Noon

By Christine Wied Saturday, September 15 will be the 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day from 9:00 a.m. to noon at a number of sites throughout the State. On Coastal Cleanup Day thousands of Californians as well as people in

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Green Ideas for washing your car at home

By Christine Wied When it is time to wash your car or recreational vehicle, the “greenest” or sustainable choice is a self or full-service car wash where the wastewater is collected and treated. If you employ a mobile car washing

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Green Ideas for washing your car at home

By Christine Wied When it is time to wash your car or recreational vehicle, the “greenest” or sustainable choice is a self or full-service car wash where the wastewater is collected and treated. If you employ a mobile car washing