Have you signed up? 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 16

The 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 16, 9:00 AM to Noon. The event is looking for volunteers to help pick up trash on beaches and near waterways to protect California wildlife as well as conserve the health and beauty of our environment. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago shares information.


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FREE Gardening Class September 9: “Creating a Sustainable and Balance Garden with Lisa Burton

FREE Gardening Class “Creating a Sustainable and Balanced Garden Ecosystem” with Nature By Design’s Lisa Burton, Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the City’s Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road. Find out how steps to design a sustainable and balanced garden! RSVP, http://bit.ly/2eZGt0O

Volunteer for the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

Over 60,000 people throughout California will participate in the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup  Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Volunteers for the event will help to remove trash and debris from beaches, creeks, and other waterways promoting the health and sustainability of our environment and to protect natural wildlife.

Environmental Sustainability suggests that volunteers bring their own bucket, hat, sunscreen, and water (in a reusable container). Additionally, local volunteers will have the option to participate in a social media photo contest where they will have the opportunity to win great prizes from local businesses.

Locate a Coastal Cleanup Day site near you, http://www.vccoastcleanup.org/cleanup-sites/

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Ventura Water’s 95 Ways to Save Summer Campaign Ends This Month

August marks the end of the 95 Ways to Save summer campaign. This year was dedicated to highlighting the water wise efforts of our community through a fun and engaged awareness campaign. Ventura Water partnered with 95.1 KBBY-FM and 100.7 KHAY-FM to share the message that saving water still matters! Prizes including backpacks, gift cards, and amusement park tickets were raffled off to residents willing to share their water-saving tips on Facebook and at outreach events. We want to thank our community for partnering with us to protect and preserve our local water resources.

For more water saving tips, click here and visit our website here.

From Ventura Water’s August 2017 Pipeline

Sustainable You! Camp 2017: Teaching Our Youth About Eco-Conscious Living

Sustainable Ventura News takes a trip to Sustainable You! Camp. The camp, held each summer at University of California Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s (HAREC) 4-H Sustainable You Camp teaches children ages 9-12 about what it means to be sustainable through fun activities based around the five major themes: Land, Water, Food, Air, and Energy.

July 15, 2017 FREE Gardening Class: Mediterranean Natives and Drought Tolerant Gardens


“Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens”

10:00 am, July 15 at A Smart Garden: 33 S Palm Street. 

Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. Click here to RSVP.

FREE Gardening Class July 15, 2017, 10:00 am at A Smart Garden in Ventura


FREE Water Wise Gardening Class July 15, 2017: “Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens,” 10:00 am, at A Smart Garden, 33 S Palm Street in Ventura. Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. RSVP today, Click Here.

June 3 Summerfest: Visit Ventura Water’s Booth!


Come visit Ventura Water’s booth at SUMMERFEST on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. at the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) Education Service Center, 255 West Stanley Avenue, Ventura.

The event, a celebration of healthy living featuring hands-on crafts, educational exhibits, sporting events, music, and more is presented by Ventura Education Partnership (VEP) and the VUSD, and is FREE and open to the public.

Visitors to  Ventura Water will be hosting a booth, and other city departments will have vehicles present to check out. Vehicles include a BuildSMART trailer outfitted with a variety of durable material displays, installations, and energy efficient systems, the Police Department’s Bear Cat SWAT vehicle, a fire engine from the Fire Department, and a vactor truck from Ventura Water.  The Environmental Sustainability booth will be given the opportunity to play environmental games and a chance to win some fantastic GREEN prizes! See you there!


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