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Save the Ventura River! #ResurrectTheRiver

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The Ventura River is a critical watershed and resource that has supported both people and the environment for hundreds of years. It is a waterway that has provided for our community for generations and has sustained life.

But it is being pumped dry. The river is dying.

Protecting the Ventura River isn’t a question of choosing people over wildlife. That’s a false choice.  There is enough water to satisfy the needs of people AND leave enough water in the river to sustain nature. If managed sustainably, Ventura’s water resources can meet the needs of both people AND the environment. Truly sustainable water management would strike a balance between the amount of water pumped from the Ventura River to meet demand with leaving enough water in the river to sustain nature, fish and recreation. But the needs of the river currently aren’t even part of the equation.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is doing its part to protect the river by using legal action to compel the State Water Board to scientifically analyze the City of Ventura’s use of the river, something it has not done in more than 100 years. The State Water Board must take steps necessary to protect the needs of people AND the environment.

But your voice is needed too!

Join us as we work to keep the Ventura River alive and flowing by signing and sharing our #ResurrectTheRiver petition.

Signing this petition means you agree that State and local officials should prioritize sustainable water management alternatives to support both people AND the Ventura River. 


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Laura Moreno needs your help with “The City of Ventura: Save the Ventura River!”. Join Laura and 221 supporters today.