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Restoration Initiatives

Supporting community-based wetland restoration initiatives


Rice Creek Realignment and Restoration

Rice Creek realignment and restoration

Grantee: Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
Award: $30000
Total Cost: $54000

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As phase 1 (of 3) of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy‚Äôs (OVLC) plans to restore wetland functions to a Ventura River tributary (that was channelized/re-routed and converted to citrus in the early 1900s), the project involves the professional removal of Arundo donax from 4.99-acres of Rice Creek–the largest feeder source of Arundo to the Ventura River other than Matilija Canyon. A large number of Ojai and Ventura County volunteers as well as teachers and students will help restore habitat, while learning important concepts of habitat disturbance, preservation, restoration, and wetland function.

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Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
(805) 646-7930