The Project welcomes new
Executive Project Manager John Bourgeois

The Project welcomes John Bourgeois as its new Executive Project Manager. John brings over 15 years of experience working on large-scale wetland restoration projects to the job. For the past 11 years he has been a restoration ecologist with the Los Gatos-based ecological consulting firm H.T. Harvey and Associates. John is well-acquainted with the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, having worked on the initial planning phase of the restoration as well as other related projects including the Bair Island Restoration Plan, the Alameda Flood Control Channel experimental dredging program and the Alviso Slough Restoration Project.

John replaces Steve Ritchie, who left the Salt Pond Restoration Project last November to apply his talents at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Ritchie had shepherded the Project through four years of planning and development and almost two years of implementation.

John is joined this year by Len Cardoza, who has been selected to serve as the Project Manager for the related South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study. John and Len will work together to continue guiding and managing the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project as we complete Phase I of the restoration and move into Phase II in the coming years.