Wetlands Recovery Project


Wetlands Recovery Project

Sespe Cienaga Habitat Restoration Project

Student Planting Sedges
A student from Briggs School planting sedges in the perennial wetland.

Friends of the Santa Clara River contracted SCRC to restore 7 – 8 acres of riparian habitat outside of the entrance of the Fillmore Fish Hatchery, which is owned by California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Project elements included: controlling non-native plants, revegetation with native riparian plants, community engagement, creating an interpretive trail, and biological monitoring.

SCRC  worked with students from Briggs School in Santa Paula, Girl Scout Troop 60532, and  hosted several volunteer events.

The interpretive garden is open to the public. California native plants line the trail and give visitors a chance to observe their beauty up-close. Brochures are available at the kiosk, both in English and Spanish, so that visitors can learn about the native plants as they stroll through the garden.