Senator Feinstein marks Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Milestone

09.07.2010

The first phase of the Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the largest restoration project on the West Coast, was officially opened at a ceremony attended by Senator Diane Feinstein and California Resources Secretary Lester Snow. The former Cargill Salt pond, now part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, is being transformed into a thriving wetland with islands for birds, new trails, and wooden walkway for the public. Michelle Orr, Director of ESA PWA’s Wetland and Estuaries Team, led the PWA project team as they developed long-term restoration and public access plan for the 15,100-acre site, flood management solutions for 15 miles of bay shoreline, and construction drawings for the first phase of implementation totaling 2600 acres.

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