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Uploaded on Aug 21, 2007
California Colloquium on Water
Steve Ritchie, Executive Project Manager, South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
"The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: The Wild Heart of Silicon Valley" In 2003, the State of California and the U.S. government, with substantial support from private foundations, purchased 15,100 acres of salt production ponds adjoining South San Francisco Bay from Cargill Corporation. These ponds represent an incredible opportunity for shoreline habitat restoration and public access in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the largest habitat restoration project in the Western U.S. (http://www.southbayrestoration.org/) and it must be accomplished without increasing flood risk...