The Port of Oakland is committed to environmental restoration
as part of its developments and operations. The Port has completed
a number of wetland projects around San Francisco Bay.
The Port donated 71.5 acres of land, funded, designed and constructed
this wetland restoration project in 1998. The Port contributed
more than $650,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to
cover monitoring and maintenance of the restoration project.
The site offers magnificent views of the wetlands as well as
hiking and bicycle trails.
This 320-acre tidal wetland restoration project in Sonoma County
was constructed in 1996 by using dredged material excavated
as part of the Oakland Harbor -42 ft. dredging project.
Agencies, community representatives and scientists worked together
to design the habitat restoration for the 180-acre water area
of Oakland's Middle Harbor, a former naval boat basin. This
site will become an ecological reserve of shallow bay providing
habitat for species such as Dungeness crab, flatfish, anchovy,
herring, and perch.
The Port is creating a 37-acre Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
from the former naval base with areas for fishing, strolling,
picnicking, and special events. This park will offer spectacular
views of San Francisco Bay, the City of San Francisco and maritime
operations at the Seventh Street Terminal.
The Port has been a strong advocate in efforts to secure appropriations
for wetlands restoration at this closed military base using
dredged materials from the -50 ft. dredging project.