The March 2003 acquisition of 15,100 acres of South San Francisco Bay salt evaporator ponds created the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, a unique opportunity to significantly reverse the last few centuries of ecological decline in the Bay. Phase 1 of the project restored 1,600 acres of new tidal habitat, 1,440 acres of muted tidal, 710 acres of enhanced ponds, and 7 miles of new trail. This Project is necessary to complete phase 2 that will focus on project actions in the Ravenswood Ponds and the Mountain View Ponds to restore tidal wetlands, other habitats and improve flood protection. The funds will used to acquire the final engineering design and to supervise the selected Construction Subcontractor's mobilization and site preparation, including selection of a staging area, de-water area, in accordance with project permits for both Ravenswood Pond Construction and Mt. View Pond Construction.
California State Coastal Conservancy
Objectives are to restore a total of 970 acres of tidal wetlands, enhance 70 acres of shallow water habitats for birds, and create 35 acres of upland high tide refugia habitat while improving recreational opportunities and flood protection in the Ravenswood and Mt. View Ponds.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):