The Yosemite Slough Restoration Project has restored tidal marsh habitat and created opportunities for passive recreation including wildlife observation, picnicking, walking and bicycling on the San Francisco Bay. Phase 1 restoration was constructed in 2011. When complete the project will restore 34 acres of natural habitat, including 12 acres of tidal wetlands, foraging habitat for shorebirds, and nesting islands for special-status birds while remediating contaminated Bay mud and soil. After years of planning and development, Phase I of the restoration was completed in the Fall of 2011, culminating with a dramatic breach of the levees that had protected the site during the excavation of the tidal basins.The next morning, the sun rose above the newly created wetlands, and the tidal waters of San Francisco Bay reclaimed their historic extent on the site.Future phases of the project will involve the creation of additional tidal marsh habitat on the south shoreline of the slough and park improvements that will integrate the site into the larger Recreation Area.Learn more about the Yosemite Slough Restoration Project, as featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.