Big Changes: The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project
By now, many of our recent Refuge visitors will have noticed the significant changes happening at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso. In addition to the large trucks running by, the Mallard Slough Trail around the A16 Pond will be closed for Phase I of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project. This project will help reduce coastal flood risk, continue restoration efforts on tidal marsh habitats, and provide additional pedestrian trail access.
We know the project will impact our local communities' ability to recreate in the area, and we appreciate your patience as our partners work to create a safer and more resilient habitat for us all to enjoy. For now, the Mallard Slough Trail will be open intermittently on weekend days. However, the New Chicago Marsh and Marsh View Trails are still open and provide some stunning views of our local wildlife and a good look at construction progress.
For more information about the Shoreline Project directly from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please check out their website here: https://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects-and-Programs/Projects-b....