Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Project
In 1987 Candlestick Point SRA General Plan called for restoration of Yosemite Slough, a former tidal marsh reduced by filling of San Francisco Bay. In 2003, California State Parks partnered with the California State Parks Foundation to develop the comprehensive Yosemite Slough Restoration Plan. The three-phase project is currently underway and, once complete, will restore the largest tidal marsh in the City and County of San Francisco. Phase 1, which broke ground in 2011 and was completed in 2012, restored tidal marsh vegetation to the area of CPSRA north of the slough, including remediation of 41,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and planting of native tidal marsh vegetation. Phase 2 will include construction of an interpretive facility and interpretive trails, an extension of the Bay Trail, and new restrooms, parking, and picnic areas on the north side of the slough, which will open to the public once Phase 2 is completed. Phase 3, which includes habitat restoration and user amenities on the south side of the slough, is currently in the design phase, with plans to move forward with construction as funding becomes available.