Breuner Marsh Restoration

Breuner Marsh Restoration Project Phase 3, East Bay Regional Park District – Richmond, CA

This project restored tidal and seasonal wetland, coastal prairie, and transitional scrub habitats of San Francisco Bay by removing imported fill, hazardous material and non-native vegetation and replacing with restored native habitats. Approximately 132 acres of previously filled tidal and seasonal wetlands were restored, created, or enhanced and tidal channels were also dredged to improve tidal circulation. The remaining 18 acres of rural uplands were converted into coastal prairie and transitional scrub habitats. A 1.5-mile segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail was constructed through the property, closing a key gap that links Point Pinole with underserved communities in Richmond. A 0.4-mile spur trail, interpretive exhibits, picnic facility, and overlook were also provided.