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Salt pond restoration moves ahead

Original post made on Nov 7, 2013

The process of turning two former salt ponds along Shoreline Park's northern edge back into tidal marshes soon will speed up -- with some careful rearranging of dikes and levees.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 11:25 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by nearby resident, a resident of Bailey Park
on Nov 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

shoreline blvd does not need 10,000 dirt trucks.

how about the dirt broker deliver the stuff by barge from the bay side


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The dirt comes from nearby development projects, which are presumably on land. Most likely less environmental impact to take the dirt straight to the park in trucks, than to truck it to a port with the right loading facilities, load it on barges and bring the barges around.

I'm glad we are restoring the wetlands, both for wildlife and for increased flood protection.


Posted by tiredofnonsensecomments, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

1) Access from the street is most likely via the foot of San Antonio, not Shoreline
2)The Bay is much too shallow to allow barge access, plus the source of the dirt is likely a site where it has to go on trucks in the first place


Posted by Nonsense, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Nov 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm

@tiredofnonsensecomments: If you're tired of nonsense comments then I think you've come to the wrong website.


Posted by Jim Quickstad, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:14 am

When the salt ponds were purchased we were told it would take millions of dollars and many years to restore. Now the project manager says,"take down the berms and let nature take over". A back hoe and nature should have been used the second day after they were purchased. Is the fill dirt from developments going to be "clean"? Concrete, asphalt and rebar isn't any better than the old car bodies we used in the 60's and 70's.


Posted by Habbah Dasher, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Nov 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

Looks like everyone its wearing their "I need to find something wrong with this to complain about" hats. And they fit some of you SO WELL!


Posted by @Jim, a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

The dirt will probably come from areas where there were tech companies putting waste contaminates into the ground.


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