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Forming a Santa Clara River Freshwater Stewardship Corridor

Forming a Santa Clara River Freshwater Stewardship Corridor

Innovative stewardship approaches are key to a sustainable freshwater ecosystem’s health.  What is freshwater stewardship?  How does it apply to the Santa Clara River?  Case studies from similar watershed and ecosystems around the state as well as locally is scheduled to be discussed at the Water Talk ‘Santa Clara River Freshwater Stewardship Corridor’ on April […]

Attaining Clean Water for Fish, Farms and Families – March 27th

Attaining Clean Water for Fish, Farms and Families  – March 27th

Southern steelhead are an ocean going form of rainbow trout that need freshwater for survival, and cold, clean water within their environment is vital to the species success.   Water quality in the Santa Clara River, its estuary and tributaries, essential steelhead freshwater environments in Southern California, have deteriorated as a result of pollutants draining off […]

Sierra Club to Host Santa Clara River Parkway Symposium

Sierra Club to Host Santa Clara River Parkway Symposium

Santa Paula High Teens Do Good Things for the Earth

Santa Paula High Teens Do Good Things for the Earth

By Nina Danza With school ending and tests looming, it was an inspiration to see high school teens from Santa Paula High give up a few personal hours to get out and give time to environmental service. On Sunday 5-31-15, a few SESPEA club representatives did light duty ecological work at the Hedrick Ranch Nature […]

Busy, Busier, Busiest: Twelve 3 to 5 story apartment buildings proposed for Hwy. 101 and Johnson Dr.

Busy, Busier, Busiest: Twelve 3 to 5 story apartment buildings proposed for Hwy. 101 and Johnson Dr.

By Nina Danza The intersection of Hwy 101 and Johnson Drive is about to get very busy. Probably about 305 new apartments in 12 new three-to-five story buildings, and a lot of new auto trips busy. These consequences are the result of a proposed project at the now vacant lot on the corner of N. […]

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

by Nina Danza A levee project along the Santa Clara River is proposed by the County Watershed Protection District (Ventura County) to contain storm water for the sole purpose of reducing flood insurance requirements to neighborhoods in Oxnard. The levees would be built from about Hwy 101 for 2 miles downstream mostly on the south […]