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Water Shortage

“Please Join us for the 1st Regional Drought Summit 2016 to be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The Summit will include many of the water purveyors in Western Ventura County. There will also be a panel of speakers with representatives from the City of Ventura (Ventura Water), Ventura River Water District, Golden State Water Co., Meiners Oaks Water District, and Casitas MWD. There will also be Q & A segment where the audience can be part of the conversation. The event start at 6 P.M. and will be held at Oak View Park & Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Avenue.”
To R.S.V.P. email or call 805-649-2251 ext. 105.

To learn more, click here: REGIONAL DROUGHT SUMMIT 2016, Thursday, September 22 at 6 pm.

Watershed Friendly Garden Seminars and Workshops
Five free workshops to transform your garden into a watershed friendly garden. Workshops will be held at Meiners Oaks Elementary school from 9 am to 12 pm starting September 10, 2016. For more information and details, visit:

Development During Drought
We can no longer afford to lose rainfall by watching it run away to sewers carrying our soil and pollutants with it. The time is now for all of us to be stewards of the very thing that gives us our life, water! —Connor Jones, permaculture expert, certified permaculture designer

We all need to learn how to slow and sink rainwater on our land to rehydrate our aquifers.
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The city needs to demand that all new construction be designed to conserve water using aggressive efficiency practices such as low-flow toilets, gray-water systems and ways capturing rainfall. New landscaping should be limited to drought tolerant plants, and lawns eliminated from plans. Like some other cities, we might consider a moratorium on issuing water service connections.