August 5, 2015

Medea Creek Restoration Begins!

Groundbreaking for the Medea Creek Restoration Project will take place Thursday, August 13 at 10 a.m. next to the ball field at Chumash Park. The project will take a concrete drainage channel and restore it back to a natural creek bed and include a walking trail along the creek from Kanan Road to Chumash Park.
The concrete ditch to be restored
In addition to restoring natural habitat areas, helping to clean water flowing into Malibu Creek, and recharging aquifers, this project will provide a whole new access to Chumash park. The Hillrise neighborhood and lower portions of Morrison Ranch will be able to walk to the park and not have to drive to the Medea Valley neighborhood to get there. And the entire city gets a new, green riparian area and trail to enjoy.

We hope this is just the beginning of many such projects to come. A walking and bicycle path along Medea Creek west of Kanan Road could connect to T.O. Blvd. and the Skyview Townhomes and eventually stretch all the way to Oak Park. Restoration of Palo Comado Creek could provide a bike path, completely free of traffic, along Agoura Road and into the heart of the Agoura Village plan area.

A view of Las Virgenes Creek after restoration