SAVING WATER IS AN INVESTMENT!
Into both the future of your community as well as your personal finances. The less water you use, the more money you can save. There are many things that you can do on your own to conserve water.
City of Ventura's brief page on rainwater harvesting, including rebates for rain barrels, is here
California Water Board's Swale and RainGarden How To video
Information on adjusting and resetting irrigation controllers, listing specific controllers with how-tos and water calculators for many areas in CA (including Ventura County) -http://resetyourcontroller.com
RAINWATER HARVESTING PROGRAM
The Bay Foundation's homeowner How-To Guide for Rainwater Harvesting is here (http://www.santamonicabay.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/FINAL_How_To_Guide_sm.pdf)
LOCAL PLANT NURSERIES
Listing of nurseries that carry native and California Friendly plants: http://www.bewaterwise.com/Local_Plant_Nurseries.shtml
How to Install a Rain Barrel and Capture Rain To Water Your Landscape
CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY® GARDEN
How to create a rich mulch
CERTIFIED WATER MANAGERS
Certified Water Managers from CLCA - database of companies with Water Pros on staff -http://clca.org/consumers/employees_certified-map.php