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Eco-tip: Coastal Cleanup Day will tidy Ventura County beaches and waterways

By David Goldstein On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day will bring trash-gathering volunteers to more than 20 sites as part of the 38th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17. The local effort targets beaches as well as inland sites from Fillmore to Simi Valley. Last year in…

Draining of Matilija

MATILIJA DAM ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT

Notice REQUEST FOR QUALIFICIATIONS MATILIJA DAM ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT ROBLES DIVERSION AND FISH PASSAGE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS & MEINERS OAKS FLOOD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS: PHASE 2 DESIGN PLANNING PROJECT September 2, 2022 Online Summary Notice of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Design Planning Assistance Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection (VCPWA-WP), working in partnership with…

From Student Worker to Executive Leadership at VCPWA

Matt Ehret Promoted to Watershed Protection’s Deputy Director for Design and Construction Matt Ehret, a 20-year employee with the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA), has been promoted to Deputy Director for Design and Construction within Watershed Protection (WP). His new role involves planning and managing environmentally responsible flood protection and stormwater management assets throughout…

PROJECT FEATURE: MATILIJA DAM ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT ELEMENT UNDERWAY WITH CONSTRUCTION OF SANTA ANA BRIDGE

VCPWA commemorated the start of the Santa Ana Boulevard Bridge project with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 7 at the bridge site.  This new, wider, longer and taller replacement bridge will enhance sediment transport, reduce the need for maintenance after major storm events, and improve California Steelhead migration up and down the Ventura River.

FIRST MAJOR COMPONENT OF MATILIJA DAM REMOVAL UNDERWAY WITH CONSTRUCTION OF SANTA ANA BLVD. BRIDGE

First Major Component of Matilija Dam Removal Underway with Construction of Santa Ana Blvd. Bridge June 15, 2021 Completion of the project will create a wider channel and replace an existing bridge, allowing future removal of the Matilija Dam VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. – The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) commemorated the start of the Santa…