The Current, Issue 05, Spring, 2011
In this issue...
  Blue42 2011: June 3
  Blue42 Special Honorees
  Miocean's First 10 Years
  Project Spotlight
  Chairman's Message
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Project Spotlight: Santa Ana River Wetlands Project

Santa Ana River Wetlands Project

Progress continues on Miocean’s Santa Ana River Wetlands project, the foundation’s largest and “greenest” yet in its history. Conducted in partnership with the City of Costa Mesa, Miocean is supporting this multi-year effort to stop millions of gallons of urban runoff from the Santa Ana River that directly pour into the River Jetties surf spot at Newport Beach.

The first phase of the project, including restoration of constructed wetlands, grading of ponds and initial planting in a 17-acre area was completed in Fall 2010.

Santa Ana River Wetlands Project

During 2011-2012, an “eco-friendly” system – comprised of a series of native habitat plantings that provide natural filtration – will treat as much as one million gallons of urban runoff daily, which will be diverted from the Greenville Banning Channel – one of OC’s “dirtiest” flood control channels. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project is expected to occur this summer, which is expected to be fully operational by Spring 2012.

Miocean is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that focuses on reducing urban run-off pollution, one of the greatest issues affecting the health of Orange County's coastline and waterways. Miocean supports municipal and educational projects that show measurable results.

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