Newhall Ranch Tract Approval|
Planning Commission approved the 4200 unit
second phase of
Newhall Ranch on May 18th.
SCOPE appeals to Supervisors.
|In spite of
strong protests from the community, environmental groups and
downstream farmers, the County Regional Planning approved this
huge project, allowing it to move forward without addressing
the rising chloride problem in the Santa Clara River. This
will once again place the costs of reducing chlorides on
The Army Corps has still not
approved the permit to alter and bank the Santa Clara River
that is required for the Mission Village
Representatives of Lennar Corporation claimed that
more housing is vital to the area in spite of the down market
and thousands of approved but unbuilt units in the Santa
SCOPE and the Friends of the Santa
Clara River immediately appealed the approval to County Board
of Supervisors. Biology, water quality and air
pollution issues were also part of the appeal. But the heart
of the objection was the change from the Newhall Ranch Water
Treatment Plant with an NPDES permit that meets the Clean
Water Act to the Valencia treatment plant does not meet this
No date has been set for the
SCOPE Receives Radio Equipment
Donation from Cal Lutheran
February of this year, SCOPE received FCC approval for a low
power radio construction permit. Last week Cal Lutheran
brought the station a little closer to reality by donating its
old equipment as it updated its award winning college station,
KCLU, to digital. Thank you Cal Lutheran!
And, by the way,
if you are a radio buff, we’re looking for volunteers.
Clarita Valley Urban Water Management Planning Process in full
Castaic Lake Water Agency has
released its revised Urban
Water Management Plan.
environmental groups have raised concerns over the Plan’s
assertion that there is plenty of water from the proposed
500,000 One Valley One Vision General Plan. There is
still time to comment. The last public hearing is June
22nd at Castaic Lake Water Agency. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more
students collect signatures for signage on bridges|
Santa Clara River
communities recognize the names of their rivers and streams
with road signs, but not the Santa Clarita Valley. Could
that be the reason that so many people don’t know where our
river is or even that we have one? Abby
Wagstaff decided to do something about
collected petition signatures for signage at the Placerita
Nature Center Open House.
Wampole Honored as SCOPE nominee for Woman of the Year
Long time SCOPE member and Vice
President of Friends of the Santa Clara River, Barbara Wampole
has been a advocate for preservation of the Santa Clara
River over the last two decades. We applaud her
dedication and are very grateful for all her work to make our
community a great place to live.
Make this year the
Summer of the Santa Clara River.
Your donation helps us to help
you save the river.
Contributions are tax deductible and may be
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