Ormond Beach Native Plant Restoration

Location: Ventura County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Tidal Wetland

Project Lead/Grantee: Channel Islands Marine Resources Institute

Project Lead Website: cimrionline.org/

The goal of this project is to improve the quality of a Coastal Freshwater/ Brackish Marsh and bordering back dune area at Ormond Beach as an experiential education tool for local elementary school and college groups. Depending upon the class level, students will be involved in different aspects of the restoration process including permitting, habitat survey and evaluation, plant lists, mapping, obtaining seeds and cuttings, nursery cultivation and eradication of non-native invasive plant species such as Myoporum, ice plant (Carpobortus), pampas grass (Cortaderia) and sweet clover (Melilotus).