A Tidal Wetland Restoration of Epic Proportions

Salt ponds form a vast mosaic spanning thousands of acres in California's South Bay. But a 50-year transformation is underway.

Credit: Cris Benton

The San Francisco Bay Trail, which passes through the project area, is a 500-mile work-in-progress that will eventually run along the water from Petaluma and Napa in the north to Santa Clara and San Jose in the south.

Nicole Gluckstern is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter at @enkohl

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