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" Since the 1990s, the restoration project has embedded galvanized wire cages, called gabions, on the banks and beds of washes. These gabions are filled to the brim with rocks and go as far as 18 feet deep into the ground. At first glance, they have the striking appearance of an intricate stone wall, a contrast to the border barrier just 100 yards away. But instead of keeping people out, they were built to be sponges shaped to the contour of the streambed and riverbank, slowing the water and replenishing the soil with life. Before they were built, rushing water from monsoon storms would take topsoil and leave cutting erosion. Now, there is water year-round." - Todd Miller, journalist for Edible Baja

https://cuencalosojos.org/pages/restoration-work-chronology

Restoration Work (Chronology)

Before and After Photo Series

https://cuencalosojos.org/pages/before-and-after-photo-series

Gabions

Small Rock Dams

https://cuencalosojos.org/pages/berms

Berms

Grassland Restoration

https://cuencalosojos.org/pages/wildlife-reintroduction

Wildlife Reintroduction