Regulatory Assistance

VCRCD’s Storm Water Quality Program (SWQP) provides horse and livestock owners in the Ventura River Watershed with complimentary site visits and recommendation reports focused on effectively managing manure. Funding has been provided by the Ventura County Watershed Protection District in the past, however, primary funding for the SWQP is currently provided by the US EPA and the Clean Water Act grant program. 

VCRCD facilitates community meetings for the Horse and Livestock Watershed Alliance (HLWA) group in the Ojai area to address to new water quality regulations facing the horse and livestock community. HLWA is a voluntary group that works to maintain the rural lifestyle while learning about and implementing BMPs that will benefit the Ventura River Watershed. Members help support a critical, proactive effort to work with the Water Board to minimize the economic impact of future regulations. 

Connect with HLWA on their Facebook page and visit their website at Membership is $25 annually, per family. For more membership information, please contact Lexi Everhart at