West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200


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.

Stream Channel Stability Assessment

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:


Stream Enhancement Implementation Grants (Construction Grants)


1.  Vasona Creek Channel Stabilization Project 

Channel Stabilization

 Channel Stabilization Project area map





SCVWD Vasona Creek Channel Stabilization Project Grant










2.  Tennis Court Wetland Enhancement Project

 Wetland Project

Wetland Project area








SCVWD Tennis Court Wetland Enhancement Project Grant








3.  Vasona Creek Native Vegetation Enhancement Project

Vasona Creek Native Vegetation Enhancement Project

Native Vegetation Enhancement Project area







SCVWD Vasona Creek Native Vegetation Enhancement Project Grant









Watershed Stewardship Grants (Planning Grants)


1.  Storm Water Pollution Reduction Plan

To learn more about the Storm Water Pollution Reduction Plan project for West Valley College, click here.

SCVWD Stormwater Pollution Reduction Plan Grant

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. 


2.  Vasona Creek Trail Plan

SCVWD Vasona Creek Trail Plan Grant






SCVWD Grant Projects - WVC Vasona Creek


Construction Projects SCHEDULE


Vasona Creek Construction Projects Schedule 2014 Vasona Creek Construction Projects Schedule 2013

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