Ormond Beach Restoration 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.

Children at Ormond Beach

Children at Ormond Beach

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.

To learn more about the history of this project, visit our Project Description Page

View the Plan

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

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 for project partners to hear input on the draft plan and proposed preferred alternative. Slides from the meeting can be found below:

Public Meeting Presentation – English

Public Meeting Presentation – Spanish

We welcome your comments on the plan at that meeting or by submitting them on the Google form here.

For additional information, please contact :

Christopher Kroll, Project Manager for the Ormond Beach Restoration and Public Access project, Coastal Conservancy at 510 286 4169; chris.kroll@scc.ca.gov

Isidro Figueroa, Principal Planner, City of Oxnard at 805 385 8207; Isidro.figueroa@oxnard.org

Peter Dixon, Restoration Project Director, The Nature Conservancy at 805 290 4776; peter.dixon@tnc.org

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@oxnard.org.

Materials from June 21, 2017 Public Meeting

On June 21, 2017 the State Coastal Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and the City of Oxnard hosted the first public meeting about the Ormond Beach Restoration and Public Access Plan. The presentation materials from the meeting can be found here:

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