Justin Martos, of Furgo Consultants, works with one of the soil samples. (photo by Ashley Wilson)
Visitors to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ojai Meadows Preserve may see an unusual sight this week. A soil drilling rig can be seen on the back of the preserve near the intersection of Lomita Avenue and Besant Roa, in the field near Meiners Oaks Elementary School. The purpose of the rig is not to drill for oil or water. Rather, this is a routine test of soil properties in advance of a proposed project that would help clean local storm water.