Santa Clara River Watershed Conservancy – Hello!
Hello & welcome to the Santa Clara River Watershed Conservancy’s website. We hope you take a look around and learn something new. We are so excited about our future of conservation, restoration and education.
Did you know that the Santa Clara River is the largest river system in Southern California that remains in a relatively natural state and drains about 1,200 square miles? The river originates in the northern slope of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, traverses Ventura County, and flows into the Pacific Ocean halfway between the cities of Ventura and Oxnard. (www.waterboards.ca.gov/)
The Santa Clara River Watershed is extremely diverse, supporting numerous distinct natural communities. Within these communities are over 117 threatened, endangered or sensitive plant and wildlife species or communities. There are 18 mammals, 27 birds, 10 reptiles, 6 amphibians, 5 fish, 3 invertebrates, 29 plants and 19 plant sensitive plant communities. (http://www.scwildlands.org)
There are many constituents who are working hard to protect and restore the Santa Clara River. There is an upper and lower watershed committee for the Santa Clara River. You can find out more information about these committees at: http://www.scrwatershed.org/
Check our website regularly to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening on the Santa Clara River. Any questions or concerns can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Santa Clara River Watershed Conservancy