monitors Ventura County’s waterbodies for pollution, and uses the
results of its monitoring efforts to protect the water quality and
ecological integrity of Ventura County’s coastal and inland
the heart of VCK’s monitoring efforts are its volunteer composed
Stream Teams that record water quality data in the field and take
water samples to analyze in our lab. VCK’s Staff and Stream Team
monitor in accordance with VCK’s Volunteer Water Monitoring Quality
Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), that is certified and approved by the
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Additionally, VCK
monitors by reviewing discharge monitoring reports to determine permit
compliance levels and by visually inspecting waterways for illegal
October, 2009, Ventura Coastkeeper expanded its Watershed Monitoring
Program to 6 Stream Team Routes & 35 Monitoring Locations spanning
waterways, coastal waters, and storm drains in the Calleguas Creek
Watershed, Santa Clara River Watershed, Ormond Beach Watershed, and in
various Ventura County Coastal Watersheds.
Coastkeeper’s Stream Teams are composed of VCK staff and volunteers
interested in protecting Ventura County’s waterbodies, enjoying
nature, serving the public as watershed stewards, and learning about
water quality monitoring.
to Volunteer with a VCK Stream Team near you!
for a VCK Watershed Monitoring Map
for VCK Watershed Monitoring Article
for October, 2009 Ventura County Star Article