OFG/Water Wise Links

There is much going on in the water conservation and stormwater mitigation world! Here are a list of agencies that are leading the way to cleaner oceans, rivers and streams with water conservation “how-to” workshops, site assessment worksheets and manuals available on how to design and install gardens that practice CPR and  “slow it, spread it and sink it” to capture and store rain water in the landscape.

Surfrider OFG Websites for Ventura, San Diego and Santa Barbara Counties

National Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens
http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/ocean-friendly-gardens

Ventura County Chapter of Surfrider
http://ventura.surfrider.org//

San Diego County Chapter of Surfrider OFG
http://sandiego.surfrider.org/programs/ocean-friendly-gardens

Santa Barbara Chapter of Ocean Freindly Gardens
http://santabarbara.surfrider.org/issues/ocean-friendly-gardens/

G3 Green Gardens Group
http://www.greengardensgroup.com

*Best Information on Turf Replacement Incentives  or Sustainable Landscaping in CAL

LA County The Drought Tolerant Handbook
http://file.lacounty.gov/green/cms1_193357.pdf

San Diego County Water Smart Turf Replacement
http://turfreplacement.watersmartsd.org

River-Friendly Landscape Guidelines
https://www.msa.saccounty.net/sactostormwater/RFL/Documents/RiverFriendly_Guidelines.pdf

San Diego County Landscape Guide Flipbook
http://sdcwa.org/landscape-guide-flipbook/

City of Long Beach Lawn to Garden Program
http://www.lblawntogarden.com

Water LA http://waterla.org

Santa Barbara County Water Wise
http://waterwisesb.org

SLO County Water
http://www.slocountywater.org/site/

Bay Area Bay-Friendly Landscape & Gardening Coalition Turf Removal Rebate Partners
http://www.bayfriendlycoalition.org/LYL-rebates.shtml

Water Conservation TIPS and Guidance Manuals, BMP’s developed by Municipal Water Districts and Govt

Water Conservation – Ventura County

Ventura County http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC_WORKS/WaterSanitation/water_conservation

Ventura County Water Wise Landscape Website by Garden Soft
 http://ventura.watersavingplants.com

Ventura County Clean Watershed
http://www.cleanwatershed.org

City of Ventura Water Efficiency Dept
http://www.cityofventura.net/water/conservation

City of Ventura Landscape
http://www.cityofventura.net/water/landscape

City of Oxnard Water Department
http://publicworks.cityofoxnard.org/14/99/

City of Camarillo Water Efficiency
http://www.ci.camarillo.ca.us/i3.aspx?p=949

City of Santa Paula, City of Port Hueneme, City of Thousand Oaks, City of Moorpark, City of Ojai, City of Simi Valley??

Independent Water Providers or Water Agencies in Ventura County

Calleguas Municipal Water District

Camrosa Water District

Casitas Municipal Water District

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency

Metropolitan Water District of So. California

United Water Conservation District

Santa Barbara County

Carpinteria Valley Water District, City of Lompoc, City of Santa Barbara, City of Santa Maria, Goleta Water District, Montecito Water District and the Vandenberg Village Community Services District

City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation
http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Resident/Water/Water_Conservation/index.htm

Santa Barbara County Water Wise (GREAT list of Resources)
http://waterwisesb.org

SB Green Gardener Program
http://www.waterwisesb.org/greengardener/

San Louis Obispo County

Conserve Water

SLO County Water
http://www.slocountywater.org/site/

SLO Water Conservation Links

http://www.slogreenbuild.org/Library/documents/general/20101117LIDguide.pdf

Los Angeles County

Metropolitan Water District of LA (with Native Plant Search info)
http://www.bewaterwise.com

LA COUNTY Dept of Water & Power -Smart Gardening – Water Wise Gardening
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/index.cfm

LA County Dept. of Water Resources – Water Conservation
http://www.wrd.org/conservation/

City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability http://www.longbeach.gov/citymanager/sustainability/water.asp

City of Long Beach Lawn to Garden Program
http://www.lblawntogarden.com

Water LA- Help and How to http://waterla.org/help-how

Tree People http://www.treepeople.org

San Diego County

San Diego County Water Authority
http://www.sdcwa.org/conservation

San Diego County Low Impact Development Guide
http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/docs/LID-Handbook.pdf

California & Beyond

Resource Conservation District, Santa Cruz  County – Slow it! Spread it! Sink it!
http://www.rcdsantacruz.org/media/brochures/pdf/HomeDrainageGuide.v25.pdf

Resource Conservation District, Sonoma County -Slow it! Spread it! Sink it!
http://sscrcd.org/rainwater.php

California Stormwater Quality Association
http://www.owp.csus.edu/courses/stormwater-bmp.php

Contra Costa County Clean Water Program (C3 Guidebook)
http://www.cccleanwater.org/new-development-c-3/

UC Davis Center for Water and Land Use
http://extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/center_for_water_and_land_use/

American Water Works Association http://www.awwa.org/resources-tools/water-knowledge/water-conservation.aspx

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/stormwtr/

http://www.cabmphandbooks.com/

http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/storm

http://www.stormwatercenter.net/

http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/

http://www.lid-stormwater.net/

http://www.epa.gov/nps/lid/

Environmental Protection Agency

Arizona

City of Tucson Water Harvesting and Grey water Resources
http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/files/water/Resource_List_10-2012.pdf

City of Tucson Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Program
http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/rwh-rebate

U Of A Cooperative Ext Pima County
Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use Manual

Watershed Management Group
http://watershedmg.org

Xeriscape
http://www.amwua.org/landscape/landscape_principles.html

LID’s , GREEN STREETS  and Stormwater Management

Ventura County Stormwater Permit
http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC_WORKS/Watershed_Protection_District/One%20Stop%20Permitting/Stormwater%20One%20Stop%20Permitting/LawsOrdinances

Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County
http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/ceo/divisions/ira/WC

Ventura County Stormwater Management
http://www.vcstormwater.org

Community for a Clean Watershed representing the Cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, the County of Ventura, and the Ventura County Watershed Protection District

Community for a Clean Watershed
http://www.cleanwatershed.org

Santa Barbara Low Impact Development Links/Resources:

City of Santa Barbara Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Storm Water (Brochure)

SB Low Impact Development
http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Resident/Community/Creeks/Low_Impact_Development.htm

City of Santa Barbara Storm Water BMP Guidance Manual (Technical Guidance Manual for Post-Construction Storm Water Management), July 2008

LID Plant Guidance for Bio Retention Technical Assistance Memo by UC Davis LID Institute and Central Coast Water Board
http://ucanr.edu/blogs/slomggarden/blogfiles/10285.pdf

LID MANUAL FOR Southern CA by  Stormwater Management Coalition and Low Impact Development Center Inc.
https://www.casqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zA3DaxiwHtE%3d&tabid=242

EPA Green Streets Manual
http://www.vcstormwater.org/documents/cipworkgroup/reference/EPA_green_streets.pdf

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