|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:18:06 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, WETLANDS: "Marin County wetlands rise again in Hamilton airfield [CA] restoration"|
Marin County wetlands rise again in Hamilton airfield restoration by Peter Fimrite San Francisco Chronicle (CA) April 26, 2014A cheer went up as salt water from San Pablo Bay poured through a breached levee Friday and flooded old, abandoned Hamilton Field in Novato, a landmark moment in the effort to restore Bay Area marshland habitat.
The levee breach was the last, biggest step in nearly two decades of work by conservationists to reconnect 648 acres - about 1 square mile - of wetlands to the bay and to restore tideland habitat for shorebirds, waterfowl, fish and wildlife.
The flooding of the runway at the former Air Force base, which was closed starting in 1973, is part of a regional effort to restore 100,000 acres of former wetlands around San Francisco Bay, according to conservationists. The Hamilton area was diked off around the turn of the 19th century, cutting off a primary landing spot for thousands of migrating waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway. It had remained dry until Friday, when a backhoe dug out the remaining mud barrier.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Marin-County-wetlands-rise- again-in-Hamilton-5430696.php
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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