Breuner Marsh and North Richmond Shoreline
photo: North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance

On Friday April 27th, EBCNPS submitted comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project.  The East Bay Regional Park District is undertaking this project in order to restore coastal habitat and provide for public access in the 150 acre Breuner Marsh Area.   Approximately 60 acres of wetlands and 90 acres of coastal prairie will be restored or enhanced.  The project also will include filling a 1.5 mile gap in the Bay Trail system.  Public parking, restrooms, trails, picnic facilities and interpretive exhibits will also be developed.

EBCNPS is excited to see this restoration of native habitat take place along the Richmond Shoreline.  Our comments included recommending a larger mitigation ratio for coastal prairie that will be impacted during construction to ensure that there is no net loss of coastal prairie as a result of this restoration project.

The DEIR and other documents relating to this project can be found at the Park District’s Breuner Marsh webpage HERE.

EBCNPS’s comments can be found here: EBCNPS_Comments_for_Breuner_Marsh_DEIR 4_27_12.