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505Ventura River Watershed Events

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  • Paul Jenkin
    Jul 11, 2011


      Surfers Point Ribbon-Cutting and Beach Cleanup

      The 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

      Saturday July 16, 2011

      Beach Cleanup 8:30 - 10am
      Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony  10:30 am
      Free Parking at the Ventura County Fairgrounds - follow the event signs

      The 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.

      Saving the Ventura River Part One

      Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper
      Youtube 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.com

      Ojai Valley Green Coalition Watershed Council 
      July 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. 

      Ventura River Parkway Meeting
      Thursday July 14th  4:30-6:30pm
      Patagonia 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


      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...