Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
July 19, 2006
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Boxer Announces Senate Authorizes $86.7 Million for Matilija Creek Restoration
“The Matilija Creek is an important part of California’s ecosystem,” Boxer said. “This project will help restore its beauty and will benefit the wildlife that inhabits the creek. I am pleased that my Senate colleagues have joined me to support it.”
The Matilija Creek project would remove the Matilija Dam, which no longer provides flood control for downstream communities. Under Boxer’s proposal, approved today as part of WRDA, $139.6 million is authorized for Matilija Creek. This project is designed to restore the Matilija Creek for fish and wildlife, including the endangered steelhead, as well as downstream coastal beaches.
WRDA authorizes water supply, flood control, port improvement, and environmental restoration projects across the country.