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Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve South Valley Meadow Restoration Project

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D3 Restore Wildlife Habitat

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

Status: Completed 

Learn more about Safe, Clean Water Priority D3 Restore Wildlife Habitat and Provide Access to Trails & Open Space