The Matilija Coalition is an alliance of community groups, businesses, and individuals committed to the environmental restoration of the Ventura River watershed. Starting with the removal of Matilija Dam, we are working for the recovery of the bioregion to benefit the recovery of the Southern Steelhead trout and to restore the natural sediment supply to the beaches of Ventura.
Three dam removal concepts have been developed that resolve the issues that stalled the project in 2008. Each of these alternatives greatly reduce the cost of the project and enhance the long term benefits of dam removal.
Aside from telling the story of our endangered salmon runs and the recent large dam removals, the film is a must-see for anyone with lingering curiosity about the scissors on Matilija Dam!