The Rebirth of Breuner Marsh

I've written about Breuner Marsh before, so for the backstory I'll point you there. It's one of the East Bay's most embattled stretches of shoreline, and after purchasing it a couple years ago the East Bay Regional Park District is now embarking on an $8 million restoration process (that's $36,700 per acre, many of which are underwater) designed to help the marsh withstand up to five feet of sea-level rise. In this sense it's a pioneering project in the Bay Area, and shows what we can do, given the right conditions (namely, ample uplands to expand to), to maintain our biologically rich tidal wetlands in the face of sea-level rise over the next century. My story appeared in the April-June 2012 issue of Bay Nature. Read it here.

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