Matilija Dam removal effort inches forward

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Photo by Tania Parker
The image of the Matilja Dam scissors has become a symbol for the initiative to demolish the dam. A sticker created by the Matilija Coalition, shown in front of the work that inspired the image, has become popular around town.
Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
Efforts aimed at removing the obsolete Matilija Dam near Ojai are moving forward.
At their Aug. 1 meeting, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will discuss two grant applications totaling approximately $24 million for the removal of the 60-year-old dam.
Supervisors are expected to ratify a grant application for $11,796,438 from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Matilija Dam Removal-Santa Ana Bridge Project.

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