Ormond Beach Restoration and Access Project
Ormond Beach is a 1,500-acre area composed of agriculture, industry, and wetlands. A two-mile-long beach extends from Port Hueneme to the northwestern boundary of Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station, which encompasses Mugu Lagoon. Although the wetlands have been drained, filled and degraded over the past century, this is one of the few areas in southern California with an intact dune-transition zone–marsh system. Ormond Beach is considered by wetland experts to be one of the most important wetland restoration opportunities in southern California. It is also an important public access and beach recreation area for South Oxnard, Oxnard and the larger region.
The Coastal Conservancy, the City of Oxnard and The Nature Conservancy have been working to develop a restoration and access plan that balances habitat restoration and protection of sensitive plant and animal species with improved and increased public access.
The preliminary draft of the plan was released in May 2019, and can be found on the City of Oxnard’s website.
Give Input on the Plan
We welcome your comments on the plan, and will be accepting them until September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit comments via the google form below or directly to the project contacts listed below.
Comments can be submitted via the Google form here.
For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact:
Christopher Kroll, Project Manager for the Ormond Beach Restoration and Public Access project, Coastal Conservancy at 510 286 4169
Isidro Figueroa, Principal Planner, City of Oxnard at 805 385 8207
Peter Dixon, Restoration Project Director, The Nature Conservancy at 805 290 4776
To stay up to date on news, meeting and information about the Ormond Beach project, join the Ormond Beach Task Force email list by contacting Isidro Figueroa
Any of the documents below can be obtained by emailing Christopher Kroll
Wetland Restoration Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study – October 2009 (12.5 MB)
Technical & Background Reports
Biological Assessment (8 MB)
Hydro and Geomorphic Conditions (8.04 MB)
Recreation and Education Opportunities and Constraints Report – July 2005 (5 MB)
Anticipated Regulatory Requirements Report – July 2006
Soil and Surface Water
Soil and Surface Water Appendices (Chemical Results) (13 MB)
Soil Contaminant Review Report – January 2005
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – June 2005
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Figures 1 & 2 – Surface Water Sampling Locations & Water Quality Summary
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A – Water Quality Data
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Figure 1 – Surface Water Sampling Locations
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Figure 2 – Surface Water Sampling Near J Street Lagoon
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Figure 3- Surface Water Sampling near OB Generating Station (8 MB)
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Figure 4- Surface Water Sampling Adjacent to Game Preserves (2 MB)
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Figures A1 – A10
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Tables 1-18
Preliminary Evaluation of Water Sources Main Report – Appendix A, Tables 19-20
Potential Water Sources (2.7 MB)
Draft Project Description
Ormond Beach Restoration Goals Report – May 2005
Potential Funding Sources Report – February 2007
- Press Release: Coastal Conservancy awards over $60 million in grants for coastal access, restoration, and resilienceToday, the Board of the State Coastal Conservancy approved over $60 million in grants for restoration, protection, public access, and wildfire and climate resilience along the California coast and San Francisco Bay. Included in the approvals were: $20 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Bel Marin Keys Unit V expansion of the […] (Read more on Press Release: Coastal...)
- Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – September 22, 2022Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (Public Member) Joseph Alioto Jr. (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Donne Brownsey, Coastal Commission Chair; Madeline Cavalieri (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) Josh […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
- Job Posting: HR, Budgets & Grants ManagerLove the California coast and the environment and working to support diversity and inclusion? This might be the job for you!” The State Coastal Conservancy values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and […] (Read more on Job Posting: HR,...)