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Water and Wetlands

Water and Wetlands

Ora Loma

In 1999, the Port purchased and restored a 16-acre site adjacent to the existing Oro Lomo Marsh that had been diked and filled by the Oro Loma Sanitary District. Known as the Sonoma Baylands projectrestoration of the 320-acre tidal wetland began in 1996 and was completed in September 2000, using clean dredge materials excavated from the Port of Oakland's 42-foot Harbor Deepening project.  Monitoring and maintenance of the project will continue through 2005, whereupon the property likely will be transferred to a resource agency.

Damon Slough

In the fall of 2004, the Port completed the enhancement and expansion of a nine-acre seasonal wetland along Damon Slough and adjacent to the existing Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park.  Also, as part of this project, a ¼-mile connection has been constructed to fill in a gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail, a planned recreational corridor that, when complete, will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 400-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails. To date, approximately 240 miles of the alignment—over half the Bay Trail's ultimate length—have been completed.

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