2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 4 Oct 2002 15:28:43 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Moffett Field baylands
Navy Must Not Leave Town without Cleaning Up Site 25

MY VIEW: By David Lewis
San Jose Mercury News
Friday, October 4, 2002

THE National Aeronautics and Space Administration is about to approve a
massive housing and office development at Moffett Field that would pave
over vital bay habitat buffers and leave a toxic legacy.

The U.S. Navy and NASA could help restore some of the lush tidal marshes
and seasonal wetlands that used to line the Mountain View and Sunnyvale
bayshore where Moffett Field now sits. But instead, those two federal
agencies are obstructing habitat restoration by refusing to clean up a
toxic Superfund site.

Restoring tidal wetlands at Moffett Field would aid recovery of
endangered species, improve bay water quality, and reconnect this
shoreline to nearby communities. A recent study by Save The Bay shows
that 260 acres of former bay wetlands and 95 acres of adjacent upland
habitat at Moffett Field offer excellent opportunities to protect and
restore South Bay habitat.

Restoration would create a continuous corridor of protected South Bay
wetland habitat, connecting the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and
Sunnyvale Baylands to the east with the mouth of Stevens Creek, the
Shoreline Park in Mountain View and the Palo Alto Baylands Nature
Preserve to the west.


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