Ventura River Parkway

Ventura River Parkway sign

Program: Acquisition

Status: Current

Project Type: Erosion/Sedimentation, Exotics Control, Interpretive/Education, Public Access/Recreation, Riparian

Cost: $8,000,000

Stream Miles: 15

Assembly District: 37

Senate District: 19

Congressional District: 26

Project Lead/Grantee:
Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (Jim Engel 805-646-7930)

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Project Overview:

This project will acquire fee title or conservation easements to create a comprehensive River Parkway along the lower 15 miles of the Ventura River that protects habitat, creates wildlife linkages and reconnects the river to its floodplain.

The Ventura River Parkway will also provide public access and educational opportunities. Work continues on discreet projects along the parkway, including: OVLC’s Steelhead Preserve Environmental Education Center feasibility study, Hatton acquisition and management plan, Spanish language outreach, and trash and invasive removal.