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By Barbara Diamond | February 19, 2009
Not everyone in town thinks the SUPER Project to restore and clean Aliso Creek is super, but the City Council reaffirmed its support Tuesday. The 22 speakers from the audience publicly supported the goal of creek restoration, but split on the method as proposed in the SUPER Project, as outlined by a county spokeswoman. The project gets its name from the goals of the project: Stabilization, Utility Protection and Ecosystem Restoration, and was supported by the council on a 4-1 vote.
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By Cindy Frazier | April 16, 2009
A 7-mile stretch of Aliso Creek is under study by the Army Corps of Engineers and the County of Orange for ways to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. The study is separate from the SUPER (Stabilization, Utility Protection and Environmental Restoration) Project, a $45 million federal effort to tame the Aliso watercourse, which is subject to flooding and erosion. The study is a spinoff of an overall Orange County Watershed study of 2002 — which preceded the SUPER Project — and will evaluate the creek from Pacific Park in Aliso Viejo to the ocean, including 1,000 feet of the Wood Canyon tributary to Aliso Creek, said John Vivante, lead planner with the Corps for the watershed project.
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By Barbara Diamond | February 2, 2012
At the Jan. 24 City Council meeting Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger publicly supported funding sources for the removal of arundo in Aliso Creek. Arundo is a reedlike plant that can grow to more than 20 feet. The removal was a goal of the proposed SUPER — Stabilization, Utility, Protection and Ecosystem Restoration — project for the creek . The county had permits to remove the arundo but lacked funding, Rollinger said. However, Proposition 50 allocated $3.9 million to the SUPER project that must be used within the next two years or it will revert to the state.
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By Josh Aden | October 18, 2007
Tons of sediment from a Newport Beach dredging project are being dumped off Crystal Cove and some Laguna Beach residents — including the mayor — are concerned about the environmental impacts it may have on protected Laguna waters. Roger Butow, founder and chairman of the Clean Water Now! Coalition, is worried about possible contaminants in the material and is aiming to get the dredging project suspended until Laguna residents have a chance to weigh in on the issue. “I want a pollution intervention right now,” Butow said.
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By Barbara Diamond | February 19, 2009
Not everyone in town thinks the SUPER Project to restore and clean Aliso Creek is super, but the City Council reaffirmed its support Tuesday. The 22 speakers from the audience publicly supported the goal of creek restoration, but split on the method as proposed in the SUPER Project, as outlined by a county spokeswoman. The project gets its name from the goals of the project: Stabilization, Utility Protection and Ecosystem Restoration, and was supported by the council on a 4-1 vote.
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