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The iconic wooden windmill that has greeted visitors to IRWD’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant since 1988 has a long and storied past.Visitors driving past the plant are probably not aware that what they are seeing is not the rustic structure that sat there for 20 years, but rather a wooden tower and wheel erected in 2009 that looks very much like the original.  The wind vane is the only piece of equipment that has survived the rigors of time. The original windmill was probably built between 1916 and 1932 ... Continue Reading »

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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: IRWD buildings are closed, but we'll help you through this. Click here for links, hours, financial help, and news.                                                                                                          ... Continue Reading »

The IRWD Visitors Center at the Irvine Ranch Marsh House, a relocated and refurbished 1920s-era farmhouse, sits near the center of IRWD's San Joaquin Marsh Campus. You are welcome to stop by and treat yourself to an informative self-guided tour of our inviting displays inside the Marsh House. Exhibits and topics include:

How the San Joaquin Marsh functions as a natural treatment system while also serving as a vital habitat resource. The importance of water conservation and ... Continue Reading »