Both the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, including Alviso and Ravenswood, and the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve remain open, as long as visitors continue to implement social distancing of 6 feet or more. The parking lot portable restrooms at Eden Landing have been reopened.
Closed or cancelled:
- Environmental Education Center in Alviso, Visitor Center in Fremont
- Refuge public programs and volunteer events
- East Bay Regional Parks visitor centers and drinking fountains
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife license counters and visitor centers
For more information:
- Alviso and Ravenswood: the Refuge’s Facility, Road & Trail Closures page
- Eden Landing: the Reserve page, and the East Bay Regional Park District COVID-19 Park Safety Rules & Guidelines page
(Updated June 8, 2020)
The Restoration Project's ponds, salt marsh, trails and salt-making ruins allow visitors to experience the wide-open edge of the Bay, boat, fish, hunt, learn about history, and see some of the millions of birds stopping in their migration across continents.
Its 15,100 acres of ponds are clustered in three distinct areas: the Eden Landing ponds near Hayward, home of the Bay's oldest salt-making ponds used by native Ohlone tribes; the largest pond complex, Alviso, ranging from Fremont along San Jose to Mountain View; and the smallest, the Ravenswood ponds at the west end of the Dumbarton Bridge.
The tabs above provide focused information on each of the three pond complexes:
- How and what to visit
- News articles including that pond complex
- Events there
- Project milestones for that complex and
- Complex-specific documents.