The City and the State of California (Department of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources) have completed the reconstruction phase of the Ellwood Mesa Well Abandonment Project. This project included reabandonment of three historic oil wells and destruction of five idle water wells and a ground water monitoring well on the Ellwood Mesa/Sperling Preserve.
This beneficial project was initiated to address public safety concerns and to bring the property into compliance with state and local regulations. The City and its contractors will now proceed with implementation of additional native grassland and wetland restoration efforts. This project is another example of good stewardship in Goleta.
Check out the Goleta community video on good stewardship on the City’s website at www.CityofGoleta.org.