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Save The Bay hard at work in Ravenswood. Credit: Ivan Parr
Save The Bay hard at work in Ravenswood. Credit: Ivan Parr

Another Partnership: Save The Bay

If you’ve been reading this blog at all – and I know that you have Mom, so don’t try to deny it – you know that we feel strongly about the importance of partnerships to the success of our Project.

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Dumbarton Marsh, December 2020. Credit: Cris Benton
Dumbarton Marsh, December 2020. Credit: Cris Benton

Memo to Self: Remember to Tell People Why Tidal Marsh Restoration Matters

If you work in the environmental field long enough, it becomes easy to forget that not everyone starts with the same understandings or intuitions that we do. For example, when I talk with members of the public or the media, I sometimes skip right over the “why” of what we are doing so I can get right to the “what,” the “when,” and the ”how” of it.

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Birds forage on mudflats. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons
Birds forage on mudflats. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons

A Slick Strategy for Spiking Sediment Supply*

We’re trying something new here at Salty Dave’s Wetland Weblog: a two-author post! The topic below is so interesting that we needed two people to cover it. I’m joined by Julie Beagle, Environmental Planning Section Chief in the San Francisco District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I’ve used my usual imprecise language in the plain text below, and Julie has weighed in with corrections and clarifications to make the story more complete. Her words are in italics. I am grateful for Julie’s work with me on this.

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Crews and equipment working at Ravenswood. Credit: Ivan Parr
Crews and equipment working at Ravenswood. Credit: Ivan Parr

And More Construction!

If you were one of the intrepid few who ventured over to Salty Dave’s Wetland Weblog a few weeks ago and read the piece about our Phase 2 project at the Island Ponds, you know how excited we are to be underway there.

But now, I have a question for you:

What’s better than having a project site in construction?

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View from Bedwell Bayfront Park overlook, Ravenswood. Credit: Michael Macor, SF Chronicle
View from Bedwell Bayfront Park overlook, Ravenswood. Credit: Michael Macor, SF Chronicle

Subtle Beauty

I’m a native of San Francisco, and I lived in various spots on the Peninsula until I was almost 40 years old. Over most of that time, the Bay was just a thing I had to drive across on a bridge or cross under in a BART train to get where I was going.

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Eden Landing Pond E6C. Credit: Cris Benton
Eden Landing Pond E6C. Credit: Cris Benton

What Are We Doing at Eden Landing? And When?

Hello – and welcome back to Salty Dave’s Wetland Weblog, where we ironically embrace a lot of alliterative archaisms!

I am psyched to have gotten our first Reader Suggestion for a blog entry topic: Brian Coyne asked about what we are planning to do at the Eden

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Photo: Dave Halsing
Photo: Dave Halsing

Introduction to Salty Dave’s Wetland Weblog

We’re trying out something new here at the Project’s website: a blog! I know: blogs are very 2002…but, uh…having had yet another birthday, I realized that I’m getting old enough that 2002 doesn’t seem that long ago to me. I still have a sweatshirt from 1996 that I wear pretty often, so I’m not discarding a good piece of casualwear OR a fun way to reach the stakeholders and various audiences for the Restoration Project just because either one dates back to the Clinton administration.¹

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