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Project: Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration

Description: This project would complete the last 30 acres of a 91-acre tidal marsh restoration at Hester Marsh. The project would add 100,000 cubic yards of sediment to bring the marsh back to a functional and sustainable elevation.

Reference Number: 0540P01204

Implemented By: Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Objective: This project will restore lost habitat, improve water quality, reduce tidal scour, sequester carbon, and enhance climate change resilience. The habitat restoration will also address water quality impairment in the slough and reduce impacts to the fish nursery functions of Elkhorn Slough. By addressing local issues of habitat loss, water quality and tidal scour, the project will benefit the Elkhorn Slough State Marine Conservation Area as well as the Elkhorn Slough State Marine Reserve.

Type: Restoration, Monitoring, Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $2,373,241.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Monterey

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration1/9/2019$2,373,241.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure Improvement   

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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