The Refugio Creek Mouth restoration project is located at the mouth of the creek at Refugio State Beach, on State Parks property. The goal of the project is to increase the habitat and ecological value of the mouth of Refugio Creek by removing non-native flora and through the planting of native flora along the banks. The project will allow volunteers and visitors of the State Beach to learn about habitat restoration and the importance of the Refugio Creek Watershed.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Storm Surge Damage at Refugio Creek Mouth

A few photos taken today showing the after math of Saturday's storm at Refugio State Beach. The lower portion of the project site was inundated with salt water for roughly 45 minutes on Saturday morning. Debris including seaweed, trash and driftwood were left behind as high tides receded. Native container plants that were stored on site waiting to be planted this coming Saturday were inundated with a mixture of fresh and salt water. A new low flow channel has been formed with in the creek banks. State Park staff have been working to clear the day use parking area  on the west side of the creek of sand and debris that were washed ashore. As of late morning the park was once again open to day use visitors. The beach lost most of it's sand and palm trees lining the beach took quite a beating.