Hayward Marsh Restoration Project
Hayward Marsh, Hayward, Alameda County; East Bay Region.
Conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental documentation under CEQA, conduct community engagement, develop design alternatives, prepare a 35% conceptual design of the preferred alternative, and prepare permit applications
Vital Fish, Bird and Wildlife Habitat Program; Shoreline Public Access Program
Union Sanitary District
This project funds the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental documentation under CEQA, conduct community engagement, develop design alternatives, prepare a 35% conceptual design of the preferred alternative, and prepare permit applications for the Hayward Marsh Restoration Project, located in the City of Hayward.
The grantee will conduct the environmental studies necessary to inform the development of restoration design alternatives and will engage the community in the selection of a preferred alternative. A 35% conceptual design for restoration from brackish marsh to salt marsh will be prepared as well as permit applications for the restoration. The project will plan for the restoration of Hayward Marsh by changing the managed brackish marsh into more natural seasonal wetlands, managed perennial wetlands, muted tidal marsh, fully tidal marsh, or a combination thereof that will rely solely on Bay waters and is optimal to supporting a diversity of wildlife. The project will also include planning for construction of new levees and/or improvement of existing levees to protect the marsh’s western boundary from sea level rise. Levee improvement will also include improvement of the Bay Trail which runs atop the levee and to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, which is operated by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.