The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s (SCVWD) Healthy Creeks and Ecosystems’ Environmental Enhancement Grant Program funded the planning and implementation of tidal marsh-upland transitional plant community restoration at former salt pond A6 (Figure 1 below). Pond A6 was restored to tidal action by the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project in December 2010, and in the fall of 2011 we seeded approximately 13 acres of the remaining levees modified during construction. We seeded 28 species of native plants historically found at the Bay’s margin (Table 1 below). Aerial hydroseeding was used due to a lack of ground access, and NASA-Moffett Field donated the use of their airfield.

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