Santa Clara River
Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment  SCOPE
SCOPE Appeals Newhall Ranch Tract Approval
Regional Planning Commission approved the 4200 unit
second phase of Newhall Ranch on May 18th.
SCOPE appeals to Supervisors.
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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 existing residents.

The Army Corps has still not approved the permit to alter and bank the Santa Clara River that is required for the Mission Village project.
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 Clarita Valley.

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 standard.

No date has been set for the hearing.



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SCOPE Receives Radio Equipment Donation from Cal Lutheran
In 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.


Santa Clarita Valley Urban Water Management Planning Process in full swing
Castaic Lake Water Agency has released its revised Urban Water Management Plan
Local 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 for more info.

COC students collect signatures for signage on bridges
over the Santa Clara River
Nature Center PETITION web Most 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 it.
Students collected petition signatures for signage at the Placerita Nature Center Open House.  

Barbara Wampole Honored as SCOPE nominee for Woman of the Year Award
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.
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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 sent to:

P.O. Box 1182
Canyon Country, CA


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