Restoration Project Presentation: Wetland Restoration in the South Bay

  • 13 April 2021
Project Description

Dave Halsing, Restoration Project Executive Project Manager, joined Hope Presley of the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society on February 2, 2021, for a set of online World Wetlands Day presentations.

The presentation included background information on wetlands and an update on the Restoration Project and its activities.

Upon completion, the Restoration Project will restore thousands of acres of lost tidal marsh as well as enhanced managed pond habitat, on lands owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. Tidal marsh habitat is not only critical for local and migratory wildlife, but for our communities as well. Historical implications and the impacts of climate change pose various threats to our South Bay communities and restoring tidal marsh habitats will help us move towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

The free program was offered by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, the 503(c) nonprofit Friends Group to the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, through the Watershed Watchers Program. This program is a partnership of the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society. The purpose of that program is to prevent urban runoff pollution and increase the surrounding communities’ knowledge of such pollution, and how to reduce its harmful effects through personal behavior.