Recognizing the need to restore Vasona Creek, West Valley College sought grant money to develop a restoration plan. In 2010, West Valley College was awarded a $50,000 planning grant from Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD). With the grant money, stream channel stability, preliminary biological assessment, and several plans for grant funded projects were completed.
As a result, West Valley College received several Partnership Grants through Santa Clara Valley Water District.
In 2011, three Construction Grants and two Planning Grants were awarded.
In 2014, another two SCVWD grants were awarded through the Safe, Clean Water Grant Program.
To learn more about the Storm Water Pollution Reduction Plan project for West Valley College, click here.
West Valley College is committed to leading the way on Storm Water issues. Facilities Manager, Bill Taylor is the Chair of the California Community College Chancellor's Office Subcommittee on Storm Water Management. The subcommittee, consisting of select members of the Bay Area Facilities Summit was tasked with the development of a Storm Water and Pollution Prevention "Template" that can be used by the entire California community college system to assist in compliance with requirements of the California EPA State Water Board. In November 2013, the template was launched at the annual Community College Facilities Coalition meeting in Sacramento. Click here to view the draft template.
SCVWD Vasona Creek Channel Stabilization Phase 2 Project Grant