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.
Elkhorn Slough Foundation
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.
Restoration, Monitoring, Infrastructure Improvement
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):