Helping Nature Store Our Water


With habitat restoration well underway, District staff has been finalizing land transfers and leases that will allow mining to continue on disturbed lands in the Wash, while preserving more pristine spaces for habitat conservation and water recharge.

The Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan (Wash Plan) is the culmination of two decades of coordination among Task Force partners to develop an integrated approach to permit and mitigate construction and maintenance activities within the Wash area, including water conservation, wells and water infrastructure, aggregate mining, transportation, flood control, agriculture, trails, and habitat enhancement.
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