Project Name: Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve South Valley Meadow Restoration Project
Grantee: Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
District Award: $256,276
SCW Program Priority: D3 Restore Wildlife Habitat
Year Awarded: 2014
Project Summary: The grantee’s project sought to restore natural hydrologic function to an 8.5-acre seasonal wet meadow and riparian drainage complex by removing approximately 350 yards of agricultural drainage ditches, restoring/enhancing approximately 450 yards of artificially incised channel and planting approximately 8.5-acres with plant species native to the coyote creek watershed. This combination of actions will allow sheet flow to once again traverse and infiltrate the 8.5-acre meadow surface and increase soil moisture and shallow groundwater capacity, prevent chronic channel incision and sedimentation, restoring natural hydrology and enhancing native wet meadow vegetation.
Project Location: Palm Avenue on west side of Coyote Valley