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ReWild Mission Bay and Wetlands Restoration

Excellent article. Thank you, Michael Stetz. The only thing I would add is that wetlands also serve a very important role in cleansing polluted runoff from the watersheds which feed into them. Rose Creek is a substantial source of both dry-weather runoff that is polluted and the silt which we are about to spend millions of dollars to dredge out of the navigable channels in that northeast quadrant. Enhanced wetlands will slow down wet weather flows and capture dry weather runoff long enough for the vegetation to cleanse many of the pollutants and, as the article points out, the silt captured will slowly raise the level of the mud bottom, providing some defense from sea level rise.

Judy Swink more than 1 year ago