Community for a Clean Watershed
Who We Are
Ventura County’s Community for a Clean Watershed program was established to help residents understand how to respect and protect our watersheds. It is funded by the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program, which includes the Cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, the County of Ventura, and the Ventura County Watershed Protection District. These partners work together to improve stormwater quality, monitor the health of our watersheds and meet the compliance requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater permit for Ventura County adopted by the state under the Clean Water Act.
This website provides information on how you can make simple changes that will help us in our mission to protect Ventura County Watersheds. A watershed is the total land area from which rainwater and irrigation runoff drains into a creek, river, lake, ocean or any body of water. In Ventura County our beautiful primary watersheds include the Ventura and Santa Clara Rivers, Malibu and Calleguas Creeks, and the bays and estuaries – all of which empty into the Pacific Ocean.
Stormwater Quality Management Program Mission
Enhance, protect and preserve water quality in Ventura County water bodies using proactive and innovative ideas for preservation of biodiversity, ecological viability and human health. Work as a countywide team with public agencies, private enterprise, the environmental community and the general public to locally implement Clean Water Act requirements, balancing the actions taken with social and economic constraints.
Our vision of the future is a thriving community supportive of the integrative management, protection and sustainable use of stormwater resources.
What We Do
Through educational public outreach campaigns, brochures and the Clean Watershed website, Ventura County’s Community for a Clean Watershed program works toward raising awareness among residents and business-owners of the issues impacting the health of Ventura County’s watersheds.
Public Outreach Campaign – Take a look at our advertising campaigns!