Once Upon a Watershed seeks
to awaken wonder, appreciation, discovery
and connection with the natural world.
Through hands-on watershed education,
restoration, and stewardship experiences,
our programs cultivate a sense of shared
responsibility for our whole earth system,
instilling confidence and hope by
empowering young people to make a real
difference at the local watershed scale.

A watershed is that area of land,
a bounded hydrologic system, within
which all living things are inextricably
linked by their common water course
and where, as humans settled, simple
logic demanded that they become part
of a community.
— John Wesley Powell
Once Upon a Watershed is providing hands-on watershed education, restoration, and stewardship experience to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in the Ventura River Watershed. Learn more...
Once Upon a Wetland connects students with their own backyard, their home, their place-- in other words, their watershed-- by engaging them in the restoration and stewardship of the historic wetland located on the Ojai Meadow Preserve. Learn more...
Watershed Revolution is a compelling documentary that highlights some of the issues that the Ventura River Watershed faces as well as some of the inspiring people that are working to protect this unique and beautiful place. Do you know what a watershed is?
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In partnership with:
Watersheds.usOak Grove School National Marine Sanctuaries National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Southern California Wetlands Recovery ProjectPatagonia