The Calleguas Creek Watershed Management
Plan was initiated in 1996 and initially was organized with a steering committee
and topical subcommittees. The
initial planning effort resulted in a Phase I report (November 2004) and
Addendum (June 2005) to meet the then current Integrated Regional Water
Management Planning state requirements. In
2006, the Calleguas Creek Steering Committee and the Ventura Countywide
Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Group merged to form the
Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County.
Over time, the topical subcommittees
have evolved into issue-oriented working groups.
The working groups continued integrated regional planning for those
issues where the participating parties have a direct interest and require
coordination among multiple interests to identify and implement regional
solutions. The initial planning
process fostered an integrated approach that is now expressed in the more
focused working groups. The
watershed steering committee meets on an as needed basis to address planning
integration and to facilitate public participation in watershed planning.
There is significant cross membership among the working groups that also
More information about the Watershed
Coalition of Ventura County can be found at www.ventura.org/wcvc.