Eden Landing Ecological Reserve

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Eden Landing Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in Hayward and Union City, California, on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. The reserve is managed by the California Department of Fish and Game and comprises 5,040 acres of former industrial salt ponds now used as a low salinity waterbird habitat.[1][2] It lies between the Hayward Regional Shoreline and Alameda Creek Regional Trail to the north and adjacent to Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and Coyote Hills Regional Park to the south and is south and adjacent to the San Mateo – Hayward Bridge, across which lies the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.[3] Some waterfowl hunting is periodically permitted.[1] The remains of the Oliver Salt Company are located in the reserve.

The Bay Area environmental organization Save the Bay is working to restore 600 acres of the land to salt marshes. To date, 5,000 pounds of debris have been removed, and three salt pond levees have been breached to allow bay water to reenter and begin the restoration process.[4] This is part of the organization's South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, which is the largest salt pond restoration project on the west coast of the United States.[5]

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  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Eden Landing Ecological Reserve « Bay Nature". Baynature.org. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region3/docs/EdenLandingER.pdf
  4. ^ "Eden Landing | Save The Bay (San Francisco)". Savesfbay.org. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  5. ^ "South Bay Restoration-Home". Southbayrestoration.org. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 

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