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Project: San Gabriel River and Wilderness Park Restoration Project

Description: Wilderness Park is a 26-acre park, originally opened in 1973 with 2,550 feet of frontage along the San Gabriel River. The core of the park are two ponds located in the northern part of the park. These elements will allow the wetland habitat to flourish, which will benefit migratory birds and support increased water quality. This project will significantly enhance these ponds by improving the habitat (creating wetlands) for native birds and plant species and provide a respite for migratory birds. The Park is along and has an entrance to the 28-mile San Gabriel River trail which provides connectivity from Azusa in the north to the Pacific Ocean at Seal Beach. New educational signage will facilitate wetlands and native habitat awareness. RMC Objective: Protect and restore rural and urban watershed health to improve watershed storage capacity, forest health, protection of life and property, stormwater resource management, and greenhouse gas reduction.

Reference Number: 3825P01RMC17002

Implemented By: City of Downey

Objective: RMC Objective: Protect and restore rural and urban watershed health to improve watershed storage capacity, forest health, protection of life and property, stormwater resource management, and greenhouse gas reduction.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Water Management

Total Cost: $5,430,000.00

Project Status: Complete but Not Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 1/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $5,430,000.00
Local Contribution11/16/2020$871,488.00
Other State Funds1/23/2017$200,000.00
Prop. 84, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watersheds Program4/1/2021$2,110,892.25
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration4/1/2021$2,247,619.75


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Restoration   
Recreation/Access/Interpretation   
Water Management   

Water Action Plan Target

    
Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description

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