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Project: South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Phase II Planning

Description: Planning for the second phase of wetland restoration, public access and flood protection projects for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, a multi-agency effort to restore 15,100 acres of former commercial salt ponds in South San Francisco Bay. This project is the largest wetland restoration project on the West coast of the United States, and has already achieved multiple successes in Phase I implementation since the property was transferred from Cargill to the state and federal fish and wildlife agencies. The overall project provides an on-going and unique opportunity to restore critical habitat on a landscape scale, contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species, improve water quality in the Bay, and increase the resiliency of our coastline to sea-level rise.

Reference Number: 37600207003

Implemented By: State Coastal Conservancy

Objective: wetlands restoration

Type: Restoration, Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $5,051,986.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 1/31/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Bay Area Counties

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Coastal Conservancy Programs8/12/2013$1,938,238.00
Prop. 84, San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program1/14/2015$2,662,010.00
Prop. 50, Coastal watershed protection 5/22/2017$10,053.00
Prop. 40, State Coastal Conservancy: Land and Water Conservation4/20/2016$84,866.00
Prop. 40, San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy: Land and Water Conservation11/15/2016$354,872.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat15000acres restored/assessed/managed
MonitoringWater Quality: Constituents -- Mercury  
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  
Research/Planning (including Science)Management Plans  
Research/Planning (including Science)Other  


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