South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: A free public lecture by lead scientist Laura Valoppi
This is the largest Western U.S. coastal wetlands restoration project, encompassing 15,100 acres of former salt ponds around the edge of South San Francisco Bay in Milpitas, East Palo Alto, Hayward/Union City and the San Jose area.
The project will restore and enhance South Bay wetlands for endangered species and migratory birds while providing flood management and wildlife oriented public access and recreation.
USGS multidisciplinary science is guiding the restoration effort, providing an integral part of the adaptive management process being used to restore this area over the next 50 years.
Scientists are conducting studies in avian and invertebrate biology, water quality, hydrology, geomorphology, and chemistry to better understand the wetland ecosystem.
The event will also be webstreamed live. Watch Live at 7pm PST