Urban stormwater runoff from construction sites carries high levels of sediment, oil, toxins, nutrients, and other pollutants from municipal storms drains, industrial sites, and construction activities into Ventura County’s streams and coastal waters.
VCK’s campaign to prevent construction site stormwater from impairing Ventura County’s inland and coastal waterways is focused on: 1.) Utilizing VCK staff and our stream Team to monitor and sample discharges from construction sites during rain events; 2.) Coordinating with the California Coastkeeper Alliance to continue a 10-year campaign to strengthen the general construction stormwater permit; and 3.) When necessary, initiating legal action against egregious violators.