Enhanced Watershed Management Plan

Work Plan and Monitoring Plan

In order to comply with the municipal stormwater permit, projects and programs will be put into place to reduce pollution in the storm drain system that enters the Santa Clara River and these plans have been discussed at open houses and public meetings. If any additional open houses or meetings will be offered, this page will be updated with more information.

Los Angeles County has prepared a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report for all Enhanced Watershed Management Plans being developed throughout the county. The public comment period ended March 9, 2015.

To review the final documents, click on the following images:

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For questions, please contact Heather Merenda at


Earth Arbor Day





The City of Santa Clarita’s Earth Arbor Day celebration is an event that is held in conjunction with the worldwide Earth Day efforts of improving environmental awareness and taking care of the planet. Join in the festivities at this eco-friendly event to renew your commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle to protect and preserve our environment.

Location: Central Park – 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  CANCELLED for 2020. Stay tuned for information on the 2021 event!

The festival is combined with the KHTS Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show, the Emergency Expo, and the KHTS Arts and Crafts Fair, which will all be held at Central Park for two days: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. For more information about this mega event, visit

Get more info on Earth Arbor Day!

River Rally

River Clean-Up & Environmental Expo

2020 Location: To Be Determined

Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:00am – 11:00am



Come help clean a portion of the Santa Clara River… the longest free-flowing river and one of the last two natural river systems remaining in Southern California. Be a part of the solution for a better environment by helping to preserve the river’s natural beauty and variety of wildlife. To date, thousands of volunteers have collected more than 450,000 pounds of trash and debris from the Santa Clara River and its tributaries!

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST PRE-REGISTER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. Click the “Volunteer Now” link below to get started. If you need assistance with volunteer registration, email or call 661-250-3708.

Registration will open in July 2020!

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for scout troops, youth groups, and the entire family! Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes (NO SANDALS), appropriate clothing for walking in the riverbed, sunscreen, a hat, and bring a reusable water bottle to help us cut down on plastic bottle waste. Participants will be provided with gloves, collection bags, and refreshments. Carpooling, walking, or biking are highly encouraged as parking space is limited. There will be a FREE bike valet to leave your bike safely with a representative of the Santa Clarita Bicycle Coalition. Sorry, but NO PETS allowed.

Visit the Environmental Expo to learn about recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation, wildlife conservation, and much more! For more information, call the River Rally Hotline at (661) 284-1415 or email


Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day Challenge 2020 – CANCELLEDStay tuned for the 2021 challenge!

This friendly competition is among businesses in the City of Santa Clarita to see which employer can get the most employees to bike to work on Thursday, May 14, 2020. This event will take place during Bike Week Santa Clarita, which will include several bike related events.

On Bike to Work Day, five bicycle pit stops will be available for the cyclists. Santa Clarita Transit and Metrolink are offering FREE rides for anyone on local routes that have their bike and/or helmet. That way you can complete your commute, even from a distance! Also, riders will have the opportunity to receive prizes!

Be part of the solution and pledge to bike to work. Click below to register your business to participate and pledge as a rider.
Bicycling reduces traffic, keeps our air clean, improves your health, and saves you money on gas!

Call (661) 286-4098 if you have any additional questions.

Are you a Rider?

Take the Pledge!

Are you a Business?

Register as a business!

Help the Environment & Win Great Prizes

The businesses with the highest participation rate (in each category) will win a gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice and a free smoothie from Juice It Up – Santa Clarita for all the business team members who ride. There are three categories of competition:

  • Small Business (2-25 employees) Prize- $75 Gift Certificate to restaurant of choice & free Juice It Up smoothie
  • Medium Business (26-100 employees) Prize – $150 Gift Certificate to restaurant of choice & free Juice It Up smoothie
  • Large Business (over 100 employees) Prize- $250 Gift Certificate to restaurant of choice & free Juice It Up smoothie

Team Information

Businesses should designate a “lead rider” who will be responsible for registering their business, encouraging co-workers to ride, and act as the point of contact. Each lead rider is required to submit a list of cyclists who ride on May 14, 2020, to Laura Jardine at or by pledging each rider online (above). These names will be entered into the City’s raffle for prizes. The prizes include KHS bicycles, gift certificates, quality cycling gear, movie tickets, and more.

All Challenge participants are eligible for the City’s raffle and prizes. To register your business with the City please click the business button above or call (661) 286-4098.

You Can Also Win Great Prizes from Metro

All participating cyclists, including individuals not on a business team, are also eligible to win great prizes from Los Angeles Metro (Metro) including gift certificates, bike accessories, and more. By pledging to ride on Metro’s Website and biking to work on May 14, 2020, you will be eligible to win prizes from Metro in addition to the City raffle prizes. Link for Metro coming soon. 

Stop by the City’s Co-Sponsored Bicycle Pit Stops!

The City has teamed up with Bicycle Johns, Valley Bicycles, and Performance Cyclery to host bicycle pit stops. Cyclists can stop for refreshments, get energized, receive giveaways, and information on cycling. The following pit stops located in Santa Clarita will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m on May 14, 2020:

  • City Hall – 23920 Valencia Boulevard
    Hosted by the City of Santa Clarita
  • Bouquet Junction (Valencia Blvd & Bouquet Cyn Rd.) – Behind Chi Chi’s
    Hosted by Performance Cyclery
  • Trail access at Camp Plenty & Soledad Canyon Road
    Hosted by Bicycle Johns
  • Trail access at Newhall Avenue & 16th Street
    Hosted by the Valley Bicycles 
  • City Public Works Yard – 25663 Avenue Stanford
    Hosted by City of Santa Clarita
  • Princess Cruises invites the public to stop by their pit stop!! – Visit them at 24303 Town Center Drive – behind Soup Plantation in the courtyard.

Great Online Resources

Call the City at (661) 286-4098 with additional questions or to participate!

Thank you to our partners!


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & E-Waste Round Up

Saturday, August 1
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, the City encourages Santa Clarita Valley residents to participate in the next HHW & E-Waste Round Up. This is a one-day, drive-through collection event for residents to drop off their household hazardous waste and electronic waste. There is a transportation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

This event is free, open to all residents of L.A. County and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. An appointment is not needed to participate in the collection event.

The event will take place at:
Via Princessa Metrolink Station
Parking Lot
19201 Via Princessa
Santa Clarita, CA. 91321

No business waste is accepted.

No explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, trash, tires, large appliances or controlled substances will be accepted. For a full list of what is or is not accepted, click the following link:
Learn more about HHW Round Up.

Green Building Certification

photoLEEDBuild It Green, and the California Green Builder program offers ongoing training sessions that can certify you as a green building professional.

Trainings are also available to receive a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) certification.

Classes at College of the Canyons

logoAre you interested in learning more about sustainability, climate change, and the environment? College of the Canyons offers several classes that will provide you with a balanced understanding of these and other issues.

  • Architecture 200A: Sustainable Development and Environmental Design
  • Architecture 200B: Design III-Environmental Design Lab
  • Biological Sciences 106: Organismal & Environmental Biology
  • Biological Sciences 130: Contemporary Issues in Environmental Biology
  • Business 110: Principles of Management
  • Environmental Studies 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies 103: Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies 104: Energy Resource Conservation
  • Philosophy 250: Environmental Ethics

College of the Canyons is offering its annual series of online LEED Green Associate prep courses starting February 5th.     These .5 credit unit courses are offered through the Architecture subject major:

ARCHT-085  Intro to the LEED Rating System

ARCHT-086  Project Site Factors

ARCHT-087  Sustainable Materials & Indoor Environmental Quality

ARCHT-088  Innovation in Design and Regional Priorities

ARCHT-089  Green Building Economics

ARCHT-090  LEED Online Documentation & Processing

ARCHT-091  Green Building Control Systems

ARCHT-095  LEED Green Associate Test Prep

LEED is an innovative sustainable rating system that over the last 20 years has transformed how buildings and communities are designed, constructed and maintained ( – Career opportunities for people with the LEED Green Associate credential are available in a wide variety of fields like construction, real estate development, building engineering, architecture and interior design.    There are no pre-requisites for these classes, so this is a relatively quick and thorough way to prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam.    Also, College of the Canyons is an authorized testing location for the U.S. Green Building Council, so the LEED Green Associate exam is held on-campus after the last course to provide students with a convenient opportunity for passing the exam… plus all of the textbooks and study materials are free!

Here is the link to the COC Application for Admission ( and new students enrolling in just these LEED courses don’t have to go through the new student orientation process.  Check it out today!


Transit Maintenance Facility

PhotoTake a tour of the City of Santa Clarita’s Transit Maintenance Facility. This environmentally friendly building serves as the home for Santa Clarita Transit and achieved a LEED Gold certification. To find out more and schedule a tour contact Corie Zamora at (661) 295-6306 or via email at Tours are open to the general public.

Workshops, Classes and Trainings

Smart Gardening Program


The City has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to offer Smart Gardening Workshops in Santa Clarita in 2019. The beginner workshop provides instruction on the basic techniques of composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening and grass cycling. The advanced workshop teaches organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants and integrated pest management (including environmentally friendly ways to control pests). Please see below for dates and location:

Valencia Library – 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355 

Advanced Workshop – Saturday, September 28, 2019:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

JoAnne Darcy Library (Canyon Country) – 18601 Soledad Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA. 91351

Beginner Workshop – Saturday, July 20, 2019: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advanced Workshop – Saturday, August 24, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


For more information about the program and other workshops throughout the year, visit