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Nov 07

City releases comments on South Salt Pond Restoration Project environmental impacts

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park submitted review comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Report, Phase 2 of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project to the State Coastal Conservancy on October 30, 2015. The project proposes to restore acres of former salt-evaporation ponds which were acquired by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003 from Cargill, Inc. The Ravenswood Ponds, located next to Bedwell Bayfront Park, would be restored from marsh habitat to tidal zones. The restoration effort would improve the habitat and provide recreational opportunities to the public. One of the project objectives is also to maintain or improve flood protection. For more information, please visit the State Coastal Conservancy's project page.

Ravenswood ponds