Supporting community-based wetland restoration initiatives
Rice Creek Realignment and Restoration
Rice Creek realignment and restoration
Grantee: Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
Total Cost: $54000
As phase 1 (of 3) of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s (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.