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Lecture: The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: The Wild Heart of Silicon Valley (UC Berkeley, 2/13)

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    ... The California Colloquium on Water presents The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: The Wild Heart of Silicon Valley Given by: Steve Ritchie Executive
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 02/07/2007 03:49 PM -----

      The California Colloquium on Water presents

      The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: The Wild Heart of Silicon Valley

      Given by:
      Steve Ritchie
      Executive Project Manager, South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

      Tuesday, February 13th
      5:30pm - 7:00pm
      Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250, UC Berkeley
      (Corner of Hearst and LeRoy)

      Meet the speaker, 5:15pm - 5:30pm.

      Summary of lecture :
      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/>http://www.southbayrestoration.org/)
      and it must be accomplished without increasing flood risk to Silicon Valley
      while providing for public access. The restoration process is expected to
      take decades to complete. This presentation will describe the initial
      management of the ponds as they are taken out of salt production and the
      five-year planning process for their ultimate restoration. Adaptive
      management will be integral to the restoration process. Particular
      opportunities and challenges (both scientific and institutional) of the
      planning process will be described as the Project moves toward changing the
      South San Francisco Bay landscape.

      For more information, contact the Water Resources Center Archives at (510)
      642-2666 or waterarc@..., or check out the Colloquium web
      site: http://lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/ccow.html
      PDF of flyer for this lecture:
      http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/pdfs/Ritchieflyer.pdf
      PDF of spring brochure: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/pdfs/ccow_s07.pdf


      Water Resources Center Archives
      410 O'Brien Hall
      University of California
      Berkeley, CA  94720-1718
      Phone:  (510) 642-2666
      Fax:  (510) 642-9143
      waterarc@...
      www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/

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