Matilija Canyon resident Chris Jones took this photo that he alleges shows grading and trenching work on the Ecotopia site. (photo by Chris Jones)
Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
In response to complaints regarding possible unpermitted activities at Matilija Hot Springs, the Ventura County Code Compliance (VCCC) office has confirmed it has begun an investigation.
A spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) likewise acknowledged that it is also looking into how the land is being used.