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Eden Landing - Tidal Restoration

Marine Construction Project in Hayward, CA

Project Details

Client: Ducks Unlimited
Location: Hayward, CA
Highlights: More than 950 acres of former salt ponds have been restored to tidal marshes.

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Project Description

The Project was Phase I of the San Francisco South Bay Pond Restorations Project, which will ultimately restore 15,000 acres of former salt ponds to managed tidal wetlands.  Phase I involved the restoration of 950 acres, with the goal of providing enhanced habitat for plant and wildlife species including the endangered Clapper Rail and Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse.  The existing levees were constructed with dredged materials, underlain with Bay Mud, resulting in poor overall structural conditions. 

Major Challenges
The project involved working with endangered species restrictions and coordination with other contractors working simultaneously with the project site.

Project Scope

  • Execute dredging operations within a sensitive tidal creek.
  • Removal and improvements to dilapidated levees.
  • Construction of new levees and berms.
  • Excavation of channels and levee breaches.