The Project will restore .81 miles of riparian habitat along Reidy Creek in the City of Escondido. Reidy Creek is a primary tributary to Escondido Creek. This Project focuses on restoring a natural-bottom reach. Invasive, exotic trees and shrubs will be remove allowing for passive restoration by the existing mature native vegetation and the ultimate restoration of the riparian woodland ecosystem.
Escondido Creek Conservancy
Specific objectives of this Project are to:
1. Remove 250+/- non-native trees (including palms) from the riparian area of Reidy Creek.
2. Remove invasive, exotic plants including Arundo donax, pampas grass, tamarisk, and others from the riparian area.
3. Retreatment of removed invasive trees and continued invasive plant removal in years 2 and 3.
4. Work with City of Escondido to remove and control pollution, including garbage, from Reidy Creek and the riparian area.
5. Engage residents of disadvantaged communities in every stage of project.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):