The beauty of all that surrounds us in Ventura County: from the hills, orchards, fields, creeks and to our neighborhoods and where we work, every bit of it is in our Watersheds. We invite you to join the cities' and county's efforts to protect Ventura County’s Watersheds by being more aware of what is added to the land and the harm it can do as it is taken, through storm drains to the Ventura and Santa Clara Rivers, Malibu and Calleguas Creeks, the bays and estuaries – and eventually into the Pacific Ocean.
After over twenty years of working to cleanup stormwater pollution, Karen Sedlacek has retired from the City of Ventura. To honor the important contribution she has made over the years the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program presented a special award to Karen for her outstanding dedication and commitment. Now that she is a private citizen she will still be able to help prevent stormwater pollution by reporting illicit discharges and trash dumping. For information on how you can report someone polluting visit