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Come Help Save the Bay With This Spring Volunteer Event!

Join your fellow PCNCers as we join another Save the Bay outing and plant native wetland seedlings! We'll be working at Ravenswood Pond, a former salt pond on the southwest edge of the Dumbarton Bridge.

Restoring Ravenswood Pond is part of Phase One actions of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project – the largest restoration project on the West Coast. Owned and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Ravenswood Pond is located at the southwestern side of the Dumbarton Bridge and part of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.

This 240-acre former salt pond plays a critical role in the design of future Bay restoration projects. The USFWS is reconfiguring 155 acres into a managed pond with nesting islands and shallow water habitat for shorebirds and ducks. This experimental managed restoration project will test the success of nesting birds on these artificial islands to help guide future restoration in adjacent ponds, using lessons learned from this project Bay-wide. The remaining 85 acres of mudflat will be preserved as a nesting and roosting site for threatened snowy plovers. This project also includes more miles of the Bay Trail , as well as two viewing platforms for visitors. 

From the relevant Save the Bay page (http://www.savesfbay.org/ravenswood) 

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Register at https://www.savesfbay.org/secure/discover-your-bay-ravenswood-pond-menlo-park 

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e-mail me at ccbaker@alumni.princeton.edu (I have 9 extra spots reserved) 

Catherine Baker '97

 




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