With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.
The restoration of the South Bay Wetlands is the largest such project on the west coast of the United States, and so far scientists say it’s going well. For instance, birds and other animals have been returning to the former industrial salt ponds.
Mother Nature scored another victory Wednesday in the ongoing fight to return San Francisco Bay to its natural habitat, as water officials threw open the gates to a water control project in Alviso.
Five coastal wetlands projects just received $5 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including a project at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Contra Costa County.
The destruction of a levee near Alviso will restore more than 300 acres of a salt pond to their natural habitat.
DUMBARTON BRIDGE Calif. (KCBS) _ Environmentalists and nature lovers celebrated the first completed part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project on Tuesday.