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News - February 9, 2011

Salt ponds restoration takes next step

• Meeting in Menlo Park on Thursday will update the public on the project.

by Miranda Simon

The project that aims to restore historic wetlands near Menlo Park is about to begin the second phase of a 50-year marathon, and the public has been invited to help plan this next step.

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Posted by Eileen McLaughlin
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

It is worth mentioning that all of these ponds, and Greco Island (bayward from and north of Bedwell Bayfront Park), are part of the 30,000+ acre Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge that rings most of the South Bay shoreline from Bair Island to the Alameda flood control channel. The Menlo Park ponds are now permenantly protected on a wildlife-first basis with wildlife-compatible public uses. While the progress of restoration and flood control will take time, the future is of a natural wetland gateway along Menlo Park's eastern entry.