On December 14, 2023, the VCPWA-Watershed Protection provided an educational presentation on the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project to interested members of the Ventura River Watershed Council. The presentation was followed up by a tour of the Matilija Dam where participants were provided the opportunity to see the antiquated facility first-hand and ask questions of Watershed Protection staff. Participants enjoyed their bag lunch at the Matilija Hot Springs site at Matilija Creek. The site is planned to be restored for future public recreational use as part of MDERP.