Matilja Dam: Breaking the Barrier - Community Lecture

Matilija_Dam.JPGJoin Paul Jenkin, founder of the Matilija Coalition and campaign coordinator for Ventura Surfrider Foundation, as he provides a fascinating overview of the ongoing efforts to remove the obsolete Matilija Dam from the Ventura River.  The goal of the Matilija Dam removal project is to restore fish passage to the upper watershed and natural sediment transport to local beaches.

Constructed in 1948 on Matilija Creek, a tributary of the Ventura River, the dam no longer serves its intended purpose.  Over time the reservoir has filled with sediment, yet the crumbling concrete continues to trap sand that should be replenishing Ventura beaches.

The Matilija Coalition is a local organization that includes Surfrider Foundation, Patagonia, California Trout, and others.  For nearly 20 years the coalition has been working with state and federal agencies to develop a strategy to remove the dam and restore the river. The proposed demolition of Matilija Dam, 16 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean, is part of a movement across the western U.S. to remove obsolete dams that are a danger to humans and an environmental threat to wildlife.

Reservations are highly recommended for this free community lecture, a part of VHC’s ongoing Environmental Speaker Series.

WHEN
July 20, 2017 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Poinsettia Pavilion -Ventura Room
CONTACT
Adrienne Stephens ·
111 RSVPS
Chris Cote Renee Roth Hilary and Dave Romero Chris Burnett Anthony Krzywicki Delia Gorey and Lawrence Manson Rebecca Moak Emily Chase Lara Shellenbarger Hugo Loaiciga james peet Shari Winicki Mary Jane and Richard Bauleke John Connor Sheri Usher Matt Miller Julie Santia Jim Rice Storm Thurston-Keller Christina Stewart Elizabeth OConnor Gary Bednorz Jim Cole Cheryl and Chuck Engel Tara Saylor John Harrison Jeffrey Weinstein Pat Essick Betsy Vanleit Tyler Klein Corey Yarian Brooke Demchuk Norene Charnofsky Karen Ashcraft Marisue Eastlake James Uphold Patricia S. Butler Paige Wagar Carol Lindberg Dr. Robert Shakman Joan Egbert Adrienne Stephens California Solar Electric Liz Little

Who's RSVPing

Chris Cote
Renee Roth
Hilary and Dave Romero
Chris Burnett
Anthony Krzywicki
Delia Gorey and Lawrence Manson
Rebecca Moak
Emily Chase
Lara Shellenbarger
Hugo Loaiciga
james peet
Shari Winicki
Mary Jane and Richard Bauleke
John Connor
Sheri Usher
Matt Miller
Julie Santia
Jim Rice
Storm Thurston-Keller
Christina Stewart
Elizabeth OConnor
Gary Bednorz
Jim Cole
Cheryl and Chuck Engel
Tara Saylor
John Harrison
Jeffrey Weinstein
Pat Essick
Betsy Vanleit
Tyler Klein

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