Arroyo Verde Park’s unsung heroes.
Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships would like to thank Boy Scout Troop 111. In its three years of existence, Troop 111 has performed over 4,500 hours of service, much of it in the outdoors. The Los Padres Forest has been the recipient of most of their efforts, however, in the last year, they chose to perform similar work in their local community.
Their work in Ventura began when they assisted in the Arroyo Verde Park trail clean up after the Thomas Fire. With the exposed hillsides came the urgency to protect the park from extreme water flow. This led to their first implementation of water bars, channels that allow for the diversion of rainwater, where “canyonization” of the trails during the rains was a potential threat in the Thomas Fire burn areas.
Troop 111 has implemented or improved 49 water bars in Arroyo Verde Park. They worked with Ventura Land Trust who provided them with specialized trail tools to use during the project. For more information about Troop 111’s activities visit their website. Thank you Troop 111!