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Marshland destruction along East Bayshire Road

Original post made by WGO, Charleston Meadows, on Sep 11, 2018

Could anyone tell me what is going on with the construction project in the marshlands along East Bayshore Road? This land is located between the old Palo Alto Animal Shelter and the Oregon Expy. exit off 101N. At first I thought the trucks and bulldozers were just expanding the bike path. Today it looks like they’re ploughing right through the marshlands. Aren’t there protected species in there like clapper rails and burrowing owls?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm

Wetland restoration.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 11, 2018 at 11:27 pm

From City Baylands Improvement Document June 2018 -- Web Link

3.1. Regional Water Quality Control Plant/Renzel Marsh
In April, 2018, the City began maintenance activities to repair the constructed freshwater pond. Since 1992, when the pond was built, cattails and sediment have filled in the pond, restricting the flow of water through the site, and the berm constructed nearly three decades ago requires repairs to stop leaks and ensure long-term integrity. To reduce maintenance costs associated with leak repairs, the site will be drained, excess sediment and cattails will be removed, and the berm will be repaired.

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