The project is part of a larger coordinated effort to protect and restore the eight miles of San Pablo Bay Shoreline from China Camp to the Novato Creek Baylands. This project will restore 180 acres of diked tidelands to tidal and upland transitional habitat. Funding will be use to develope the Project designs that will include removing levees adjacent to San Pablo Bay, Miller Creek, and Gallinas Creek, creating lowflow breaches to the creeks, and the construction of a horizontal levee with a public trail and interpretive signs.
County of Marin
Specific objectives of this Project are to:
• Develop necessary designs and engineering for the restoration of McInnis Marsh.
• Develop a Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan.
• Conduct an environmental review consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act and, if necessary, the National Environmental Protection Act.
• Develop permit applications for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
• Prepare Biological Assessments and initiate the Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Services.
Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):