2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 18 Jul 2002 23:49:43 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] report on Moffett wetlands
Save the Bay (also known as the Save the San Francisco Bay Association)
has published a 40-page report on the Moffett Field wetlands, adjacent
to Mountain View, California. The following is a summary of the report
from Save the Bay's web site. The full report may be downloaded as a PDF
file from

Reclaiming The South Bay Shoreline: A Vision for Wetlands Restoration at
Moffett Field

Why Restore Wetlands at Moffett Field?

Moffett Field's wetlands are part of what was once a continuous band of
tidal marshes and seasonal wetlands at the southern end of San Francisco
Bay. Today, much of this habitat has been altered or destroyed, often
filled and replaced by urban development. The San Francisco Bay Area-the
nations' fourth largest metropolitan region-has lost nearly 95 percent
of its tidal and riparian wetlands to urban development, agricultural
conversion, and Bay salt production. The South Bay alone has lost more
than 50,000 acres of wetlands.

The 260 acres of wetlands and 95 acres of adjacent upland habitat at
Moffett Field present an important opportunity to protect and restore
South Bay wetlands, to aid in recovery of endangered species, improve
Bay water quality, and reconnect this shoreline to nearby communities.

Now is the time to restore wetlands at Moffett Field, as there is a
synthesis of opportunity, experience, scientific consensus and community
support. The wetlands at Moffett Field deserve greater attention from
South Bay communities as an opportunity to reconnect their people to the
Bay, and from all Bay Area residents who want to restore the health and
beauty of the region's greatest natural treasure.


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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