Breuner Marsh Recognized with Top Honor at the 2015 San Francisco Estuary Conference

Winners gathered at a special awards ceremony at the conference held at the Oakland Marriott on Sept. 18, 2015.

Winners gathered at a special awards ceremony at the conference held at the Oakland Marriott on Sept. 18, 2015.

WRA congratulates the East Bay Regional Park District for the Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project, one of six outstanding environmental projects honored at the 12th biennial State of the Estuary Conference on September 18, 2015. District Board members Diane Burgis and John Sutter accepted the award.

Breuner Marsh was recognized for its outstanding environmental benefits to the San Francisco Bay watershed and vital habitat; resiliency to climate change; and improvements to public access for the local community.

About Breuner Marsh

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Photo credit: East Bay Regional Park District

This habitat restoration and public access project is situated on a 150-acre shoreline site at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in the City of Richmond. The District’s goals for the new coastal shoreline park include the restoration of historic San Francisco Bay wetlands, closing a key gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail, and developing public access facilities for the local community and visitors.

The habitat restoration design and construction are complete while the public access components will be constructed in 2015/2016. The park is expected to open to the public in early 2017.

Funding Partners

  • Federal: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • State: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Coastal Conservancy, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Regional: Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Bay Trail Program, Bay Area Integrated Regional Management Plan, Castro Cove Trustees, Association of Bay Area Governments Priority Conservation Areas

Consultants

Questa Engineering Corporation; WRA, Inc.; PlaceWorks, Inc.; 2M Associates; Fugro West Inc.; Garcia and Associates; Go Native, Inc.; The Watershed Nursery; Hydroikos Ltd.

Links

Read more in the Friends of the San Francisco Estuary news release.