The Calleguas Creek Watershed Management Plan was initiated in 1996 and initially was organized with a steering committee and topical subcommittees. The initial planning effort resulted in a Phase I report (November 2004) and Addendum (June 2005) to meet the then current Integrated Regional Water Management Planning state requirements. In 2006, the Calleguas Creek Steering Committee and the Ventura Countywide Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Group merged to form the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County.
Over time, the topical subcommittees have evolved into issue-oriented working groups. The working groups continued integrated regional planning for those issues where the participating parties have a direct interest and require coordination among multiple interests to identify and implement regional solutions. The initial planning process fostered an integrated approach that is now expressed in the more focused working groups. The watershed steering committee meets on an as needed basis to address planning integration and to facilitate public participation in watershed planning. There is significant cross membership among the working groups that also fosters coordination.
More information about the Watershed Coalition of Ventura County can be found at www.ventura.org/wcvc.