505Ventura River Watershed Events
- Jul 11, 2011News:Surfers Point Ribbon-Cutting and Beach CleanupThe Surfers' Point project has been 18 years in the making and provides major improvements to the area after the parking lot and bike path were heavily damaged by beach erosion. Key benefits of the
project include relocating the bike path and beach parking lot further inland out of harms way and protecting these improvements with cobble rocks that are buried under beach sand. The project also includes a
new underground storm water filtration system to improve beach water quality by preventing pollutants from reaching the Ventura River Estuary and ocean. For more information visit
http://www.cityofventura.net/pw/construction#surfersSaturday July 16, 2011Beach Cleanup 8:30 - 10amRibbon-Cutting Ceremony 10:30 amFree Parking at the Ventura County Fairgrounds - follow the event signsThe public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Ventura County Fairgrounds Surfers' Point and bike path project, located at the Surfers' Point parking lot, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West
Harbor Boulevard, on Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 am. A beach clean-up sponsored by Volunteer Ventura! (http://www.cityofventura.net/event/surfer039s-point-beach-cleanup) and co-host Surfrider Foundation, Ventura County Chapter, will be held before the ceremony from 8:30 am - 10 am.Santa Barbara ChannelKeeperYoutube video interview with Ben Pitterle:Watershed Events:QUEEN OF THE SUN What are the Bees Telling Us?Monday, July 11th - Wednesday, July 13th at the Ojai Theater - showing at 4:30pm
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, acclaimed director of the grass-roots hit THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Transition to Organics has put together a team of local organic and biodynamic experts to work with conventional growers in transitioning to more sustainable practices.
To watch the trailer: http://www.queenofthesun.com/about/trailer/
Questions or to get involved : 805-646-4294
Link to Transition to Organics: http://SustainableOjai.comOjai Valley Green Coalition Watershed CouncilJuly 14th at 5:15 pm at the new Resource Center (327 Ojai Ave. next to Ojai Pizza)
Our guest speaker will be Ben Pitterle of the Stream Team -presenting their recent report about the Ventura River. They have just developed a report with recommendations for improving the watershed. Come to hear this dedicated voice who knows water quality of the river like few others. We will discuss what aspects of the report recommendations that could be accomplished by our watershed council.See the website http://www.stream-team.org/Ventura/main.html
Ventura River Parkway MeetingThursday July 14th 4:30-6:30pmPatagonia Firehouse meeting room
Bob Thiel of the California Coastal Conservancy will talk to us about the River Parkway Plan
The Still Point Surf Film
Friday, July 15, 2011 8pm at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura
http://venturafilmfestival.org/tickets/featured-films/Winchester Grill is teaming up with Surf Brewery to host the official after party to the Ventura Film Festival screening of "The Still Point". For every pint of Surf Brewery product sold during the After-party, Winchesters will be donating $1 to the Surfrider Foundation! Please help spread the word...