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River Talk at REI, Restoration Days, Hike and Conference!

River Talk at REI, Restoration Days, Hike and Conference!

    – UPCOMING EVENTS – Lecture by FSCR Chair Jim Danza  “Unlocking the Santa Clara River: Trails, Access & Education” When: 6:30pm – 8:00pm  Thursday, January 30th, 2020 Where: 2700 Seaglass Way – Oxnard, CA 93036 Free event. Limited seating for this event!  To sign up and for more information, please visit REI Events.   More info: http://www.rei.com Jim […]

Second Fire Near Ventura Homeless Encampments

Second Fire Near Ventura Homeless Encampments

A second start occurred just after 1pm on June 30th Saturday afternoon. The fire burned an area adjacent to the burn yesterday and consumed more encampment items that had been abandoned. The cause of the second fire today was unknown; Ventura Fire Department has been patrolling the area for the past 24 hours with no […]

Ventura Crews Put Out Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampments

Ventura Crews Put Out Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampments

On June 29th at 12:52 PM, Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to multiple reports of a fire burning in the Santa Clara river bed near the Ventura water treatment plant.  First arriving firefighters reported a well-established fire burning in vegetation around several homeless encampments.  Firefighters used  three – 20 person hand crews, a water […]

Santa Paula: Transient Gateway to the Santa Clara River

Santa Paula: Transient Gateway to the Santa Clara River

 By Sheryl Hamlin Led by Richard Owen, a resident of Cornell Drive in Santa Paula, five residents related their stories of the transient invasion into their neighborhood. These transients are living along the Santa Clara riverbed creating piles of trash and filth. In the map segment below, Cornell Drive is shown in red. Note proximity […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Hosts Tour of Santa Clara River at Future Site of New Rio School District Academy

Ventura County Public Works Agency Hosts Tour of Santa Clara River at Future Site of New Rio School District Academy

On Aug. 8, the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Watershed Protection District (VCPWA WPD) hosted a tour of the Santa Clara River for the Rio School District (Rio) Superintendent’s office. Rio is building a new 11-acre, K-8 STEAM Academy that will back up to the Santa Clara River and SCR-1 levee (upstream of Highway 101).  […]

Santa Paula: Point Me to the Parkway

Santa Paula: Point Me to the Parkway

By Sheryl Hamlin Imagine one of the world’s last free flowing rivers which is located within an hour of 16 million people! How does one provide stewardship of this endangered resource for future generations? On Saturday, September 24, 2016, about 85 citizens - educators, scientists, preservationists, river enthusiasts and the curious - attended an intensive […]

Board of Supervisors take step to improve Santa Clara River Levee System  

Board of Supervisors take step to improve Santa Clara River Levee System    

The Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Watershed Protection District (VCPWA WPD) Final Environmental Impact Report on the Agency’s plans to improve the existing Santa Clara River levee system downstream of the Union Pacific Railroad (SCR-3) was approved by the County Board of Supervisors at a public hearing on Tuesday, July 26. The plans are aimed […]

Sierra Club Holds Eco Field Trip for Aspiring Middle School Scientists

Sierra Club Holds Eco Field Trip for Aspiring Middle School Scientists

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

By George Miller There wasn’t a huge amount of rain over the weekend, but it was significant. In fact, it was enough to increase the Santa Clara river flow to break through the sandbar at the river mouth. This drained the lagoon which has been flooding the park facilities, rendering them unusable and damaging them.  Thanks to photographer Donna Hendricks […]

Not A Drop of Water Conserved in Flood Control Planned for the Santa Clara River

Not A Drop of Water Conserved in Flood Control Planned for the Santa Clara River
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