Project Dates: December 2014 to April 2015

Description: Riverside County Parks had received a grant to prevent OHV access to some of their lands off of Jack Rabbit Trail and restore native habitat. Riverside County Parks contracted with SAWA to provide “specialty habitat restoration services” for them. SAWA installed two 5,000-gallon water tanks and ran irrigation to a 13-acre area, which was planted with more than 1,000 native plants. In addition, SAWA treated non-native vegetation throughout the 268-acre site. SAWA’s HRS manager conducted initial site assessments, mapped non-native vegetation, and designed the irrigation system and plant palettes. SAWA’s restoration technicians oversaw the OCCC members and assisted with the planting and installing of the water system. In addition, SAWA’s restoration technicians conducted herbicide applications to non-native vegetation. SAWA performed regulatory reporting.