Santa Margarita River Habitat Improvement

This project will improve steelhead habitat in the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve through invasive vegetation and non-native aquatic species removal and localized sediment reduction within a three-mile section of the Santa Margarita River.

Lower Topanga Riparian Oak Restoration

This project will reforest historic riparian oak woodlands in the lower Topanga Creek and engage students and community volunteers in riparian corridor ecology, restoration and stewardship.

Potrero Creek Restoration

Volunteers will assist in a 24 acre restoration project on Potrero Creek in the Calleguas Creek watershed by planting native plant species

Watershed Avengers

This project aimed to integrate strong cross-sector collaboration and capacity building, education provided through-out the year, restoration of a highly degraded canyon, enhancement of a school garden, and youth-led events that mobilized volunteers to learn about and contribute to restoration efforts. Combined, these components were meant to result in the engagement of the non-traditional environmental … Continued

Emma Wood State Beach Estuary Enhancement and Education Project

Invasive vegetation was removed from the Ventura River during monthly community volunteer events to restore habitat and ecological function in the Ventura River Estuary. Underpriviledged students were educated on wetland science in classroom presentations and on field trips in the estuary.

South Bay Restoration Program

Low-income youth and families from National city in San Diego County were engaged to restore six acres of wetland, upland and riverine habitats in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Santa Barbara Zoo Wetland Margin Enhancement

The project removed key invasive plant species and planted native plants at the Santa Barbara Zoo on the perimetere of the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, primarily using volunteers and emphasizing community involvement/education of zoo visitors and other community members.

Shepherd Canyon Wetlands Restoration Project

This project restored approximately 1.3 acres of a three acre wetland and transitional upland site in a City of San Diego owned open space in the Tierrasanta Open Space Maintenance District, by removing invasive trees and plants that threaten habitat value and planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses. The project aimed to activate the Tierrasanta … Continued

Fullerton Creek Phase I: Riparian Enhancement

This project restored approximately 0.4 acres of upland riparian habitat through the removal of non-native and invasive vegetation, and planting of native upland species. The restoration took place along the headwaters of Fullerton Creek within the Coty of Brea. This project was Phase I of a larger projct to restore and stabilize an approximately 1/2 … Continued

Fairview Park Vernal Pool Restoration

This project restored a portion of the 2.1 acre vernal pool in Fairview Park. The project prepared a restoration plan, collected and dispersed inoculums to restore an un-vegetated path that bisected the vernal pool, installed educational signage, and organized tours to local schools and the public.