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.
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New – Ormond Beach Restoration and Public Access Project (OBRAP) Preferred Alternative and Preliminary Design Plan