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Bair Island

Harbor Seals at Bair Island

Before the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Bair Island, located in Redwood City, was one of the largest wetlands restoration project in California.  After 14 years since the refuge acquired the property, the project is nearing completion with a new pedestrian bridge and re-alignment of the Inner Bair Island Trail.  Below are links to documents about the project, and to the most current updates.



 

Update - June 9, 2013
Q & A About SBSA’s 48-inch Force Main Reliability Improvements Project: Unit 1 – Maple Street to Bair Island
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Update - June 2, 2013
The pedestrian bridge to the Bair Island Trail will be controlled June 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 to install a 48" force main pipe along the levee. 
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See map (490 kB, pdf) 

Update - April 24, 2013
The Bair Island Restoration Project is nearing completion.  A small section of the Inner Bair Island Trail is now open. 
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Restoration Begins on Bair Island (2010)
This update from Feb 2010 summarizes the activities occurring on Bair Island and visitor enhancement facilities planned.
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The Story of Bair Island (2010)
Carolyn and Ralph Nobles, credited with saving Bair Island from development, are recognized in this story written for the fall 2010 issue of Tideline.
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Restoration & Management Plan (2006)
Read the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the restoration and management of Bair Island.
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Refuge Acquires Bair Island (1999)
Read how it how the Don Edwards San Francisco  Bay National Wildlife Refuge acquired Bair Island in back in 1999.
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Page Photo Credits — Harbor Seals/Carin High
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2013
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