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Time is of the essence, the group says, as the main restoration work must be completed before sea levels rise too much.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — A fundraising campaign is underway for a salt marsh restoration effort near Martinez that a local nonprofit preservation group sees as both an educational opportunity and a small component in improving the ecology of the Contra Costa County shoreline.
The John Muir Land Trust, a Martinez-based nonprofit that acquires and oversees open spaces, ranch lands and shorelines in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, has in hand about $4 million of the $5 million it needs for work on the Pacheco Marsh Public Access and Recreation Project.
It is the first phase of a total $24.5-million project to restore the entire marsh to its natural state after decades of human impact.